I was "laid off" from my last job. My diagnosis was only three weeks away. This was during the height of the recession in 2009.
My manager and VP made it quite plain they were sure I was faking. My neurologist at the time was also sure the lesions meant nothing and was sure I was faking.
I did see an attorney, but the management had needed to cover their tracks on several fronts and did a general downsizing where everyone had to sign agreements that covered all topics and all lawsuits and whistleblowing. The attorney made it very clear their job would be too hard under those circumstances.
My diagnosis came through a better neurologist who referred me to an MS specialist. I am feeling much better under his care. But I was so burned by my experience that I hadn't disclosed my diagnosis to my current employer. I don't want a repeat of the discrimination. Makes it difficult when my symptoms worsen.
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