People with diabetes sometimes face discrimination in the workplace. Learn more about what constitutes workplace discrimination, what rights you have and how to take action to stop discrimination.
What Is Employment Discrimination?
Employment discrimination is any adverse employment action because of a person's disability. This means that your employer cannot discriminate in hiring, firing, discipline, pay, promotion, job training, fringe benefits or in any other term or condition of your employment. Your employer also may not retaliate against you for asserting your rights.
For workers with diabetes, employment discrimination can take many forms, but typically includes a failure to hire or promote you because of your diabetes, termination due to your diabetes or a failure to provide you with reasonable accommodations that help you do your job.
Information to help you understand your rights as a worker with diabetes and what you can do to make sure that you receive fair treatment.
The following resources include information on diabetes specific rules and regulations that are in place for certain employment fields.
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