The Rehabilitation Act provides similar protections related to Federal employment.
In addition, most States have their own laws prohibiting employment discrimination on the basis of disability. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) enforces the employment provisions of the ADA.
Diabetes is considered a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
This law applies to any employer in the United States that has 15 employees or more.
But what if your condition affects your work or the way people treat you there?
Learn about your employment rights as someone with diabetes.
The Guidance discusses reasonable accommodations applicable to the hiring process and to the benefits and privileges of employment.
The Guidance also covers different types of reasonable accommodations related to job performance, including job restructuring, leave, modified or part-time schedules, modified workplace policies, and reassignment. Although there are fewer blanket policies these days, some still remain for people with diabetes using insulin.Problems in the workplace can sometimes be resolved by educating your employer about diabetes and about your medical needs.Title I of the ADA requires an employer to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment, except when such accommodation would cause an undue hardship. This Guidance sets forth an employer's legal obligations regarding reasonable accommodation; however, employers may provide more than the law requires. The Americans with Disabilities Act (1990), as amended in 2008, is a Federal Law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities.