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Accommodating arthritis for men and women

Gabrielle Lis

Workers with arthritis are offered accommodations at work but around 40% still don’t get what they need, according to research from Canada. Does gender help predict who’s likely to miss out?

Arthritis is a common chronic health condition that damages the joints of the body. Symptoms include pain, swelling, redness and heat and stiffness or reduced movement. People with arthritis will often have limits on what they can do at work. When pain flares up they may be less productive than usual, or need time off work altogether. Workplace accommodations can help people with arthritis reduce and / or better manage their pain and discom...

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