That remindes me of a job I HAD years ago til I told them I was a diabetic. The woman who was doing the hireing at a more or less cotton mill here said that I might pass out and fall in the loom and get killed. She told me right there (while signing the papers to go to work) that I was too bigger risk for the factory to hire! This was over 30 years ago but it did happen to me more than once way back when. Now my Type 1 daughter is a CNA! How Time changes.
well that wasn't the smartest thing for her to reveal (some companies might shy away from her cause of higher health ins. costs and don't think they are allowed to ask about your health history) and if that is the reason why they didn't hire her I would believe she could sue them (not a lawyer but think her healthy history shouldn't be a factor in hiring/firing)
Who says that you have to be able to eat chocolate in order to make it? I can't eat fish because I'm allergic, but that doesn't stop me from cooking it for the family. She shouldn't have volunteered that info but on the other hand, it's flat out illegal for them to use that as their excuse not to hire her (even if the job description required her to taste test, she can taste w/out actually eating it, can't be much carb absorption in that!)
Be assured that in the US, that behavior is illegal. To display it on a TV show is stupidity beyond belief.
As a diabetic, you are protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act (the other ADA) and an employer displaying that behavior in an interview has stepped over the line. You can read more about it here (http://www.eeoc.gov/facts/ada17.html), but in particular note:
Q. One of my employees is a diabetic, but takes insulin daily to control his diabetes. As a result, the diabetes has no significant impact on his employment. Is he protected by the ADA?
A. Yes. The determination as to whether a person has a disability under the ADA is made without regard to mitigating measures, such as medications, auxiliary aids and reasonable accommodations. If an individual has an impairment that substantially limits a major life activity, she is protected under the ADA, regardless of the fact that the disease or condition or its effects may be corrected or controlled.
The fact that you have been granted a right does not mean that you will get that right. As a diabetic, it is your duty to "know" your rights and "stand up" for them. Should anyone ever attempt that kind of cr*p with me, I'll eat them for lunch. I know my rights and I will speak up.
Now you are but not back in the early 80's the American disabilitys Act wasn't in the works then. It took sometime to get that. When I 1st took Type 1 I was told that I could NEVER work anywhere that was in 73 . See how times have changed?
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