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2022 Nov 18

Curr Pain Headache Rep

Legal Aspects of Migraine in the Workplace.


Riggins N, Paris L
Curr Pain Headache Rep. 2022 Nov 18.
PMID: 36399233.


This study explores legal aspects of migraine in the workplace. While the high prevalence of migraine is well-documented, its effects on the livelihoods of those living with the disease are less understood. Because migraine symptoms are often invisible, discussions concerning migraine in the workplace can be challenging. What are the rights of persons with migraine in the workplace? Time off may provide a brief respite, but it is not a long-term solution. Claiming disability for migraine has challenges, including barriers to doing so and required paperwork. How can persons with migraine remain employed and productive? How can persons with migraine receive accommodation from their employer or take time off to treat their condition?