Staying productive is important, but if your needs exceed what your employer believes is acceptable, there are certain rules that may protect you and certain rules that may protect your employer.
Chapter Seven, Dealing with the System Systematically, in our book, Integrative Therapies for Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and Myofascial Pain: The Mind-Body Connection covers the laws and programs devised to provide you with protection and help you remain in the workforce.
This blog is based on my original answer as fibromyalgia expert at ShareCare to the question. Do I need to tell my boss about my fibromyalgia?”
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All blogs, posts and answers are based on the work in Integrative Therapies for Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and Myofascial Pain: The Mind-Body Connection by Celeste Cooper, RN, and Jeff Miller, PhD. 2010, Vermont: Healing Arts press and are not meant to replace medical advice.