I have MS. I'm on short-term state disability right now. I've been working for a large telecommunications company as a CSR and Sales rep in a call center for about 5 years. I was diagnosed with MS 1 year after I started working there. Since then I have taken short term disability leave at least twice each year. When the MS flares up I get double vision, so its hard to read a computer screen, and extreme fatigue. Also I have problems concentrating and short term memory loss, so talking to customers is very hard. My claims have always been approved until now. My doctor has sent them numerous office visit notes on what he has observed and why I can't perform my job functions. They have denied my claim and I now must appeal it. If my appeal is denied can I be fired?
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