Healthy Living

Life with Parkinson’s: How to Deal with Curious Stares

Don’t forget about your rights

Don’t forget that your disease doesn’t take away your rights as a citizen and as a person. If things are getting more serious and disturbing, think about your rights. According to Parkinson’s Victoria, if you are discriminated against in the workplace and unfairly dismissed, or your superannuation or insurance claim is rejected, then you may have a right to appeal to the court to an insurance complaints scheme, or to the Superannuation Complaints Tribunal.

So, how will you know some disguised acts of discrimination in the workplace? Well, according to the Law Offices of David H. Greenberg, here are some ways in which you might be discriminated in your workplace because of your PD:

  • Your employer does not allow you to miss work for your medical appointments.
  • Your employer does not take a reasonable amount of time off of work.
  • Your employer does not provide reasonable on-site accommodations.
  • Your employer will not accommodate your counseling, exercise therapy, or speech therapy needs.

Generally, you are still protected by the law, especially that you have Parkinson’s disease. Thus, it is good for you to get to know and fight for your rights if there is a need for you to do so. That will also be a good way to make the companies aware and be more considerate to your PD.