IBD can be debilitating and knowing your rights as an employee and student can help make all the difference when it comes to your recovery. Each country has different rules and laws regarding time off and special exemptions made for employees and students with a chronic illness like Crohns or Ulcerative Colitis. Here we will try to cover as many countries as possible and direct you to the proper organizations to help you deal with your disease and the difficult navigation of both the work place and school.
Problems you may face
- What to tell your employer/manager/teacher
- Worry about needing the toilet often and urgency at work or school
- Rights regarding taking time off sick during flare-ups
- Worry that coworkers don’t understand your condition or support you