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Employees must be knowledgeable and must know their rights and obligations with regard to their career. They earn from it and live their life from it too. Thus, employees must take good care of their jobs as well as their life as an individual too including the physical, emotional, spiritual and psychological aspects as well.

It is not proper that one must be deprived from work because of their health, specifically OCD. An employee diagnosed with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder cannot be immediately terminated from his job nor is not a major basis of his hiring for the position applied. But a person with OCD must be careful because it can affect ones ability in work and life issues.

Employees having OCD must know their rights and risks in the company and in the workplace. On the other hand, employers must also know the legal terms and their risks on having or hiring employees with OCD.

A person having OCD may experience difficulty in their work. Having OCD may be challenging in having a productive work. The symptoms of OCD affect the employees’ performance in the workplace, thus, they become ineffective, at times, of what being required to them.

It is void to deny an employee from the position because of having an OCD. One’s medical condition cannot hinder one from his job. Presented on his resume are his qualifications and attainments that can suffice the requirement of the company for him to be hired in the position. On the other hand, however, opportunity loss is considered. Employees with OCD will cost the company in terms of health insurances. Because of their condition too, absenteeism cannot be avoided and worse will frequently happen. Sick leave may be filed at most times, requiring the company to support the condition of their employee and to give assistance which will add up to their expenses.

Terminating the employee for medical reasons is against the human labor laws. Yet, the company may do it in several indirect ways. One of which is to give the employee tasks that are out of his capabilities that may cause him more stress and worsen his condition. With this, the employee having OCD may voluntarily resign himself from the job.

The conditions and situation mentioned above seem so worse and stressful considering the health problem of the employee. The said situations cannot be generalized because there are companies and employers that are very much concerned with the welfare and well being of their employees, complying with their social responsibility on the community.


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