Understanding Your Workplace Rights

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Key Questions
  • How do you fight the stigma that people with migraine are weak or lazy or even faking it?
  • How does presenteeism come into play with migraine?
  • Why should an employee tell an employer about a migraine condition?
  • When is the best time to inform your employer that you suffer with migraine?
  • What is the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)?
  • Does migraine qualify as a disability under the ADA?
  • What is a “qualified individual” with disability?
  • What is required for people with migraine to be considered for disability under the ADA?
  • How can people with migraine benefit from accommodations in the workplace?
  • If you experience migraine, are you allowed to ask your employer for a flexible work schedule?
  • What should you do if your employer is not willing to make accommodations for you in the workplace setting?
  • What is the FMLA and how does it apply to migraine in the workplace?
  • Can your employer legally terminate you if you are missing work because of migraine?
Interview Notes

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Stacey Worthy JD

Attorney and Executive Director
Aimed Alliance. USA

Stacey Worthy is a graduate of George Mason School of Law, and she is an expert in workplace law and policy for those with health issues like chronic migraine. Ms. Worthy assists in coalition-building efforts with allied organizations focusing on common goals. She currently serves as counsel to and is a member of the board of directors for Aimed Alliance, a nonprofit that works to protect and enhance the rights of health-care consumers and providers. Ms. Worthy is a published author of scholarly articles, a regular speaker at national conferences and is a partner at the DCBA Law and Policy firm in Washington, D.C., where she specializes in health care law.

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