According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a “chronic disease” is one that lasts for at least a year and necessitates continuing medical care or restricts daily living activities. Employers can help staff members with chronic illnesses in a number of ways, including by enticing them to engage in healthy activities at the office. More advice on how employers might assist staff members with chronic illnesses is provided in the resource below.
There are some things you should be aware of if you are one of the 60% of American adults who have at least one chronic illness. Companies are obligated by the Americans with Disabilities Act to provide reasonable accommodations when requested, including company support, scheduling flexibility, and extra assistance on assignments. You should learn as much as possible about your condition and how to manage it. Your work-health balance should be a priority to you and your employer. If you feel you are being treated unfairly, talk to a law firm that advocates for employees.