Workplace Bullying May Be a Contributing Factor to Your Disability

Workplace Bullying May Be a Contributing Factor to Your Disability

Workplace Bullying & Disability Benefits

If you are unable to work due to a medical condition created or worsened by psychological or physical workplace bullying, don’t give up. You may be eligible for disability benefits from your group or private insurance, even if your insurance company deems the cause of your disability to be a “workplace conflict” and denies your claim on those grounds.

Some examples of medical conditions that may develop or worsen due to workplace bullying include psychiatric disorders such as anxiety, depression or post-traumatic stress. Friends and family might recommend removing oneself from the situation by changing occupations; however, those who are susceptible to depression or anxiety may find that the affects of workplace harassment are long-lasting and difficult to overcome.

As well, leaving your current position may result in loss of disability insurance benefits if your policy is provided to you through your work, and joining a group insurance plan in a new position may delay you from applying for disability due to waiting period clauses or may restrict you altogether due to pre-existing condition clauses.


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