Over the past few years, I've worked as a writer, writing installation manuals and specification sheets for a software company. When I found out I needed a kidney transplant two years ago, I advised my superiors at work and ever since, they have been trying to get rid of me. My boss has tried to make me quit so I wouldn't receive any benefits, nor have a chance to go on unemployment insurance. But they know if they fire me or lay me off it will be case of unlawful dismissal.
Now, it has become an issue for the Human Rights Commission. I'm currently off of work and getting my transplant in two months. The problem? The insurance company through work denied my "disability" claim and the appeal, and now, I don't have any source of income. They denied me because they don't thing a chronic kidney failure combined with Type 1 Diabetes is "disabling". I've been fighting this for far too long and it's starting to take a huge toll on my mental and physical state.
Has anyone else gone through a similar situation?