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Your Right To Work With Kidney Disease

Posted by Reliant Renal Care

Make your life easier by taking advantage of your rights as an employee with chronic kidney disease. Whether you need to take extended periods of time off or make your workspace more accessible to you, it’s important to make the effort to learn about your rights and how to best exercise them.

Take Time Off

If you too stressed to the point that you cannot work with a clear mind, think about taking time off. A leave of absence can be very accommodating if you need to begin dialysis treatment or when you just don’t feel like your normal self. Gain a peace of mind and learn the ropes on how to take a leave of absence in an appropriate manner. Hopefully you will never need it, but you will be glad you thought of a plan just in case you do. Research your employer’s sick leave policy and disability insurance and eligibility under the Family and Medical Leave Act.

Understand Your Rights as a Worker On Dialysis

People on dialysis have exclusive rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Because of this, your company may be able to make accommodations that help you keep your job, and income. Here are some resources that you can reference:

Reliant Renal Care hopes these resources will help you understand your rights as an employee with kidney disease. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact us. We’re here for you.