Out of Job due to Health Discrimination: Is it Fair?
March 17, 2007 11:56am CST
I had been diagnosed of having calcified nodules in my left lung since April 2005. But the doctors certified that it is stable and that I am fit to work. When I transferred to another company last April 2006, I had to undergo a medical check-up. And as expected, the doctors explained to me that I still have it and that it would always be there. It is already a scar and that I have nothing to worry about. But last November, I was accepted in a pharmaceutical company. I had to undergo another medical checkup, and their accredited health clinic failed me! I gave them copies of my medical records but they did not consider that. A nurse told me that I am sick and I should take medications. And because of that, I did not get the job. It was really frustrating. I told them that I am willing to undergo other tests just to prove that I am fit to work. But that nurse just shoved the result to me, and said that my only option is to receive the copy. I really think that the health clinic had been very unfair and that they don't have the right to treat people.
17 Mar 07
I have a union where I work. If I am sick for 18 months and unable to work, I still get paid through insurance etc. Also, when I return, the company has to give exactly the same position I had when I left. Also, If I missed 10 weeks holidays in those 18 months, they would still have to give them to me with pay.