Healthy Living

Understanding a Worker's Rights with Diabetes

Right to a safe workplace

Generally, a person’s condition cannot be used as grounds for not hiring or for termination of employment. Here are the rights that an employee with diabetes is entitled to:

  • Provision of reasonable accommodations
  • Protection from discrimination in relation to providing insurance plans
  • Equal opportunity for hiring or gaining a promotion
  • Protection from termination of employment based on medical condition (unless the diabetic employee poses a direct threat)

Therefore, awareness of the rights can also help a person when self-advocating in regard to accommodations.