Tag : Disability

Is Migraine a Disability?

How Can Migraine Classify as a Disability in the Workplace?   When Hannah first started her position as a corporate lawyer, her migraine disease was largely under control. When a migraine attack would occur, she would be completely out of commision for about three days. Luckily, this only happened a few times per year. Now the attacks are occurring far more frequently. Even at only twice a month, she is…

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Patients Rising: “Addressing Discrimination in the Workplace”

An excerpt from PatientsRising.org- Migraine Patients: Know Your Rights  “DO I QUALIFY FOR PROTECTION UNDER THE ADA? Not all migraines are classified as a disability. Under the ADA, migraines may be considered a disability if they substantially limit your ability to complete one or more major life activity. This determination is made on a case-by-case basis and requires an individualized assessment. For your migraines to quality as a disability under the ACA, you…

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My Chronic Brain: Chronic Migraine and Its Impact on Work

An excerpt from My Chronic Brain: Volume 3, Issue 3- Chronic Migraine and Its Impact on Work , Why We Should Talk About Migraine at Work, Writer Kellie Pokrifka. “The best part of providing Migraine accommodations is that what is typically beneficial for Migraine management is beneficial for brain health and what is beneficial for brain health is typically beneficial for everyone. For example, fluorescent lighting can be an intense trigger for migraine attacks. In…

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Knowing Your Rights

Protect yourself from workplace discrimination by taking control and learning your legal rights in the workplace. Questions Answered in this Webcast: - Migraine, for the most part, is an invisible disease. How does this present a problem in the perception of migraine in the workplace? - Some people use migraine as an excuse to call out sick.  Others never mention migraine as the real reason for calling out sick. Is…

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Migraine at Work- Why Does it Matter?

Discover why migraine disease is a hidden drain on your company, and learn what you can do to relieve this burden. Questions Answered in this Webcast: - How did you cope with migraine attacks at work? - When did migraine first impact your career? - What drove your decisions on how you managed migraine in the workplace? (did you tell your boss, co-workers, HR, etc) - Were you afraid of…

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Your Patient Wants to File for Disability Here’s How You Can Help

An excerpt from NeurologyToday, Your Patient Wants to File For Disability: Here's How You Can Help,  written by Lola Butcher. Neurologists play a key role in providing thorough and accurate documentation of the individual's health status for disability claims, but for many neurologists it can be challenging to address requests from patients who want to apply for disability benefits. Experts identify tips for neurologists to help with the claims. [...] In a letter…

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