My daughter is 22yrs old and has had a diagnosis of severe life threatening asthma for over 15yrs allergy triggered.
She has been on olimuzab (excuse the spelling) for 6yrs and has been stable, this has involved fortnightly injections at the hospital. She’s just had a trial off the medication and quickly became symptomatic again, which has resulted in going back on the medication.
My question is whilst the regular hospital attendance has been manageable now she works it’s becoming more difficult. She is now looking for a new job and needs to disclose her condition and that she needs fridays off every 2 weeks for the hospital appointments. Obviously employers aren’t sympathetic she isn’t registered as disabled and from what I’ve read wouldn’t be eligible but is discriminated against for her condition. Surely it’s about time people in her position should be able to register with a disability even if they don’t wish to claim a disability benefit ie financial contribution.