Navigating employment with IBD or an ostomy can be challenging. Some women wonder when they should disclose to a new employer they have IBD or an ostomy and others are curious how to navigate leaves of absence related to hospitalization or surgeries.
We asked our community for their tips on how they navigate relationships with employers and colleagues with IBD and/or Ostomy
In the United States, the Family and Medical Leave Act allows patients and/or caregivers to access unpaid time off and preserve both employment and benefits. Check out our blog about FMLA and how to obtain it:
In the United States, the Americans with Disabilities Act prohibits discrimination against persons with disabilities and guarantees that individuals with disabilities have the same opportunities as others. Check out our blogs about the ADA and how to obtain reasonable accommodations:
For some of our members, disability is needed when the ability to work is negatively impacted by illness. The following blogs are about the emotional process of becoming disabled and tips for applying for disability benefits with Ulcerative Colitis. We plan to continue expanding our disability content, so be sure to follow our social media channels for more.