Employment Discrimination

Employment Discrimination

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.

Your Rights on the Job

What laws protect me from discrimination? What is a qualified individual with a disability? Find information about your rights on the job here.

Understanding Your Employment Rights

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.

Addressing Workplace Discrimination

Learn about the American Diabetes Association's four step approach to ending discrimination: Educate, Negotiate, Litigate, Legislate.

Explore: Employment Discrimination

  • Reasonable Accommodations in the Workplace

    What are reasonable accommodations? What accommodations do people with diabetes need? Find information about your right to workplace accommodations here.

  • Fire Fighters and Diabetes Discrimination

    Learn about national guidelines for fire fighters with diabetes

  • Law Enforcement Officers and Diabetes Discrimination

    Learn about national guidelines for law enforcement officers with diabetes.

  • Getting a Job

    Do I have to tell my employer about my diabetes? Are there any jobs that are off-limits? Find information about pre-employment issues here.

  • Employment Examinations

    Is my employer allowed to ask me questions about my diabetes or force me to take a physical examination? Do I need a certain A1C level to do my job? Find information about your rights with regard to employment examinations

  • Termination

    Find information about what to do if you've been terminated from your job because of diabetes.

  • Medical Leave

    Am I entitled to medical leave to take care of my diabetes? What protections does the Family Medical Leave Act provide me?

  • Safety Issues

    What does "direct threat" mean? Can I be fired for having hypoglycemia on the job? Find information about common safety issues on the job here.

  • Specific Diabetes Employment Resources

    The following resources include information on diabetes specific rules and regulations that are in place for certain employment fields.

  • Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act

    Learn about recent changes to the Americans with Disabilities Act, and what role the American Diabetes Association played in these changes.