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Does your IC make it difficult to work? You have rights under the ADA!

Twenty five years ago this month, the American's With Disabilities Act (ADA) was passed to stem the tide of layoffs and overt discrimination that occurred (and sadly still occurs) in workplaces across America. Earlier this month, I blogged about IC hero Bard Alan Finlan who spent years struggling with Verizon over his request for reasonable accommodation [...]

By | 2017-01-18T12:02:49+00:00 July 21st, 2015|Disability, Interstitial Cystitis Network Blog, Jill's Journal|Comments Off on Does your IC make it difficult to work? You have rights under the ADA!

Why I won’t forget Bard-Alan Finlan, a good man who fought for the rights of IC patients.

In the thousands of patients who have contacted the Interstitial Cystitis Network in the past twenty years, there are several who have created indelible memories. I met Bard more than a decade ago when he called for help with his disability discrimination claims against his employer, Verizon. Bard faced outrageous discrimination at his job, often by female superiors. [...]

By | 2017-01-31T10:13:01+00:00 July 8th, 2015|Disability, Interstitial Cystitis Network Blog, Jill's Journal, Men's Health|Comments Off on Why I won’t forget Bard-Alan Finlan, a good man who fought for the rights of IC patients.

An IC/BPS Social Security Disability Success Story

I loved my job working for the Board of Education in my community. Gradually, however, I came to the realization that my IC, IBS and a very severe case of Meniere’s disease had reached the point that working was not possible. I first tried being off for a few months to rest and hopefully get better, but it was not enough. During the school [...]

By | 2017-01-31T13:32:27+00:00 November 5th, 2013|Disability, Interstitial Cystitis Network Blog|Comments Off on An IC/BPS Social Security Disability Success Story