Migraine at Work
Migraine at Work
Migraine is common and can take a significant toll on your workplace if left unaddressed. However, with proper support, those working with migraine can thrive in the workplace.
The cost is preventable
There is much employers can do to support their employees with migraine.
40% of Americans have not been diagnosed.
Migraine is the second leading cause of disability.
1 in 6 employees live with migraine.
Employees with migraine are more likely to experience other conditions such as mental health disorders, chronic pain, sleep disorders, obesity. Addressing migraine can also help address these comorbidities as well.
IMPACT OF MIGRAINE IN THE WORKPLACE
Migraine costs businesses $78 billion each year.
Migraine may cost a company anywhere between $84,000 and $181,000 for every 1,000 employees.
90% of people cannot work properly during a migraine attack.
Presenteeism losses cost up to 2x as much as absenteeism.
WHAT EMPLOYERS CAN DO (ACCOMMODATIONS)
Accommodations tend to be inexpensive and effective.
Simple education programs can increase productivity up to 35%.
Flexible scheduling/ teleworking.
Scent-free workplace environments.
Protections against auditory and visual stimuli.
When workplaces add accommodations and education programs, studies consistently show improvements in absenteeism, presenteeism, overall productivity, and employee satisfaction.
HOW CAN MIGRAINEATWORK.ORG HELP?
We have resources such as accommodation request forms, information on disability and medical leave, and education for both the employees and employers. Let us help relieve the burden of migraine in the workplace.