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Workplace accommodations

Have you ever requested accommodations for your narcolepsy from an employer?

If you did, how was your experience? Did your employer offer resistance? Were they supportive?

Have you ever had to file a complaint with a government agency against your employer for disability discrimination or something similar? What was the result?

  1. When I was first diagnosed, I was working as a K-8 music teacher. I didn't really ask for accommodations, but I more explained to my principal that I might need to take naps during my lunch break as part of my treatment. The school I was working for was a very supportive and family-oriented school, so I really didn't have any issues in regard to that.
    I will say that I've had friends who have had much more trouble than I have. I have a friend from Texas that was actually fired from his job due to his narcolepsy. He ended up suing the company and went on the news and everything.
    Xoxo/Zzz, Gabrielle

    1. Wow! Thanks for this response. I'm really glad your workplace was supportive and was willing to provide the accommodation you needed. That's really unfortunate about your friend being fired... do you know how his case turned out? Did he win his suit against them?

    2. Honestly I don't remember much of the details. I'll have to reach out to him and ask how things turned out. It's been a minute since I've spoken to him.
      Xoxo/Zzz, Gabrielle

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