Is there any support to help a sickle cell patient to get a job because I'm always rejected by employers because of my jaundice eyes and I'm strong because i only have crisis once in 18months. I'm strong but they don't believe this
Employment issue: Is there any support... - Sickle Cell Society
Sickle Cell Society
Don't mention your health issues when you go for the interview
What if they concluded you are one when looking at your jaundice eyes
Stay hydrated to reduce the intensity of the coloration and wear glasses, preferably tinted if need be. Do not forget to tell them of your educational/ professional achievements, despite the odds. I think it's wrong to deny people of job because of their sickle cell status except if the nature of the work requires physical exertion or intense mental exertion. In addition, it's important you seek for jobs that suit your status i.e jobs that will not overly stress you and increase the frequency of crisis
Depending on where you live there may be a Sickle Cell Disease Association near you in your state or country. Look them up. They offer support for scd patients and help with many things including job searching and connections for people with disabilities. Never let the job know until after you’re hired. If they are suspicious because of your yellow eyes you can start off by telling them you were just born that way. It’s not a lie, correct? Also it’s illegal to turn down a job offer to someone with a disability here in the USA.
Never mention health issues to your employer at the interview. When you have the job, you can discuss help issues if you wish to do so but you don't have to. Nobody should deny you a job offer based on your health status. You need to be weighed only on the grounds of your abilities but sometimes people do deny you opportunity due to your health status. Stay strong and do not give up on searching.
Discrimination is against the law, these ppl needto educate themselves on our disease. I used to be like that when I hit 38. They cannot deny you for that it is against the law. School them!
Not what you're looking for?
You may also like...
be anything from socioeconomic, psychological, crisis management, nutrition and anything in between!
I just need help!!! I need more access to treatment, and the government is nothing to write home...
I have been having cognitive issues, anyone else been having problems? If I'm.getting ready to do
I have sickle cell. And the only symptoms I am having is my very yellowish eyes.
I hardly have...
statements about Sickle Cell Trait because it is wrong. If you have the Trait you will have pain in...