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How should you inform your workplace about Crohn's disease?

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If you work outside the home, you might want to talk to your supervisor and trusted co-workers about your condition. This will help explain missed days or frequent bathroom breaks. Read up on the Family and Medical Leave Act, so you know your rights in case you need to take off from work for a while. Also look into the Americans With Disabilities Act, which protects you from job discrimination and can help you get your employer to provide the things you need to get your job done.

From: When You're New to Crohn's Disease WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America: "About Crohn's Disease," "Find a Specialist or Treatment Center," "Living With Crohn's Disease," and "Managing Flares and Other IBD Symptoms."

National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse: "Crohn's Disease."

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on October 8, 2019

SOURCES:

Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America: "About Crohn's Disease," "Find a Specialist or Treatment Center," "Living With Crohn's Disease," and "Managing Flares and Other IBD Symptoms."

National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse: "Crohn's Disease."

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on October 8, 2019

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