What to do if your employer discriminates against your medical condition?

What to do if your employer discriminates against your medical condition?

If you work for a smaller company and suffer medical discrimination, you should explore your options under ADA, which applies to employers with a minimum of 15 employees. Under FMLA, an employee who suffers from a medical condition or illness that renders him or her incapacitated can take 12 weeks of unpaid leave during any 12-month period.

What happens to your job if you have a medical condition?

During the period of leave, the employee will continue to have benefits, and he or she is entitled to resume his or her job or an equivalent job with the employer after the leave. Additionally, a covered employer must provide an intermittent or reduced work schedule if an employee has a medical need.

Can a employer retaliate against a medical complaint?

Employers can ask for a certification of medical needs and seek a second opinion to corroborate the employee’s need for leave. Employers may not retaliate against an employee for filing a charge of discrimination or opposing discrimination.

What to do if an employer asks you about your medical history?

If an employer treats you differently because of your race, national origin, color, sex, religion, disability, genetic information (including family medical history), or older age, or asks you inappropriate questions about your medical status, medical history, or family medical history, contact the EEOC (see below).

What happens if you get rejected for medical school?

Many first time applicants to medical school are not accepted. Getting rejected doesn’t mean your chances of practicing medicine are nil.

Can a employer refuse to give you a job if you have a medical condition?

However, an employer may not refuse to provide the accommodation (or refuse you a job or fire you for needing the accommodation) simply because it involves some expense. An employer is not allowed to ask you medical questions or require you to take a medical examination before offering you a job.

What to do when reapplying for medical school?

Take home lesson – when you reapply to medical school you should write a new medical school personal statement that tells an interesting and compelling story to capture the admissions committee’s attention. You have done “okay” in college and on your MCAT ®, but is your performance strong enough to gain admission to medical school?

What to do if you don’t get into medical school?

You lacked experience in research, clinical exposure or community service. You submitted a medical school personal statement or work and activities entries that didn’t tell your story effectively. You applied with a low GPA or MCAT. You submitted a late AMCAS application. Your medical school interview didn’t go well.