This medical condition is not only life threatening, but managing the illness psychologically can often be daunting even for those who are mentally strong. Keeping up with treatments, medication, and doctor’s appointments as well as staying generally healthy is understandably the top priority, so when other hurdles in life are unfairly thrown your way, we’re here to help.
It is important for individuals to know that they are protected at the workplace from employment discrimination when it comes to hiring and layoff policies. Employers are obligated to provide some level of accommodation to the employee, including adjustments for work hours or duties. The flexibility is so work doesn’t interfere with treatment schedules. Extensions may also be granted in performing duties at work.
During the hiring process, as long as applicants are qualified for the job, they have the right to be considered along with all the others. In other words, the applicant’s eligibility should not be affected by personal illness if it doesn’t affect job performance.
Additionally, employers are not allowed to inquire about whether you’ve had cancer before. Know that your personal health history is protected information which you typically have no obligation sharing at your job.
In some cases, a person may not be able to continue to work through their treatment or they are in remission, but still unable to work. If you are in this position and have been denied long-term disability coverage, you need a lawyer with extensive knowledge of long-term disability to ensure that you are receiving the benefits you are entitled to. You need to focus on your health and recovery, so let someone with experience advocate on your behalf.
I was injured in a car accident and sustained a fractured ankle, developing debilitating chronic pain. Joseph was very caring about me and how my case affected my family. He worked tirelessly on my case until we won and my case is now well known in the legal community. Throughout this whole ordeal, the only thing I can be thankful for is that Joseph was my lawyer, his care, compassion and experience made all the difference.
I can’t thank Joseph Campisi enough. I was involved in a serious car accident and I suffered serious orthopaedic injuries which prevent me from ever returning to the job that I had at the time of the accident. Joseph and his team were always accessible, even on evenings or weekends. The settlement far exceeded my expectations and it will provide financial security for me and my family.
I feel fortunate that I was referred to Cesar Carranza. I suffered a spinal cord injury when I fell off a trailer. From the initial meeting when Cesar came to the hospital, he alleviated most of my troubles and I was able to focus on getting better. Cesar and Joseph settled my case quickly, and I felt supported through the whole process, not only by them but also by an awesome medical and rehabilitation team that they assembled.
My father was in a horrible crash and he suffered a severe brain injury as well as serious fractures. Joseph Campisi came highly recommended and he promised us that he would be relentless in representing my father. He kept his promise.