Lancaster, PA asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Pennsylvania

Q: Hello,I have a question about medical conditions and my rights as an employee.


I am 30 years old and have been employed by my current employer for approximately 2 1/2 years. I am full time and work 40 hours per week.

Recently I was diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes (EDS). My doctor wrote a letter for me to amend my duties based on my condition. On Monday, I received an email from my employer informing me that my pay was going to be reduced due to my "limitations."

This is very upsetting to me and I am trying to understand what my rights and options are as an employee diagnosed with this condition.

1 Lawyer Answer
Cynthia Pietrucha
Cynthia Pietrucha
  • Employment Law Lawyer
  • Naperville, IL

A: I'm sorry to hear about your situation. It appears you asked for reasonable accommodations for your disability. The employer had an obligation to engage in a good faith interactive process to determine if you could complete your job with or without accommodations. If you want to take action, you should consider hiring an employment lawyer who can help you file an EEOC Charge of Discrimination for disability discrimination and have your employer answer to the federal government.

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