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After being diagnosed with any illness, especially a serious or terminal one, other areas of your life are unfortunately affected as well. When your health does affect your employment, the last thing you expect is to be confronted with harassment or the threat of losing your job, income and health benefits. This guide is designed to empower you to fully understand what your rights are, to assist you with direction in filing a claim of discrimination and to help you deal with job discrimination.

You may view it as printed by downloading the pdf version, or you may view it through your browser using the links below. Note: This document in pdf format requires Adobe Acrobat Reader in order to be viewed properly. You can download it from Adobe's website by clicking the PDF icon.

The First Step
When You Can File
EEOC Offices Directory
FEPA Offices Directory
Understanding the ABC’s of the ADA and the FMLA
How can the Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF) assist me with my job discrimination issues?
Issues Involving Anti-Discrimination Statutes