Posted On: October 20, 2009 by David H. Greenberg

HAVE YOU BEEN DEMOTED OR DENIED OPPORTUNITIES AT WORK BECAUSE OF YOUR SHINGLES?

Shingles is a medical condition that is caused by a virus. The virus leads to painful blistering on the skin. Treatments are available, but often must be taken within the first two or three days of the rash’s development. Early symptoms of shingles include head rash, pain where the rash is developing, tingling, and itching. In some cases, the virus can lead to more serious symptoms, including nervous system complications, meningitis, and swelling of the spinal cord.

If you have Shingles, you may be an unknowing victim of discrimination. Some examples of discrimination include your employer not allowing you to miss work for your doctor’s appointments, your boss not accommodating your need to take a reasonable amount of time off work, and your boss not providing you with reasonable at work accommodations for your shingles.

If you believe that you may be a victim of discrimination, you may be able to sue. In order to bring a lawsuit against your employer for discriminating against you, you must be able to show that you are disabled, regarded as disabled, or have a history of being disabled. In addition, you must be able to show that your shingles resulted in physical limitations, that you can still perform the essential tasks of the job, and that your boss has taken some adverse action against you. Examples of adverse actions include termination, demotion, or not hiring you because of your shingles.

If you were refused a job because of your shingles, or if you have been denied opportunities at work because of your disability, you may be able to sue. Contact the skilled attorneys at Law Offices of David H. Greenberg. You can reach us at 1-888-204-1014. You can also visit us at www.discriminationattorney.com to learn more. We are here to help you!