I am a Congressional staffer and am currently working on a bill that would protect veterans from losing their jobs for needing "too much" time off for the treatment of service-connected disabilities. I am very interested in hearing from anyone who has been in this situation. Have you ever lost a job for your dr. appointments, time spent traveling to the VA clinic, etc.? Or been unable to get the treatment you needed (e.g. missed appointments) because you couldn't afford to lose your job? Or do you know anyone who has? It would be good if we could share some of these stories as we're working on this legislation.
Have you ever lost a job because you needed time away for the treatment of service-connected conditions (VA visits, etc.)? Or have you ever been unable to get the treatment you needed because your employer threatened to dismiss you for needing "too much" time off? (Or do you know anyone who has been in this situation?) If so, I am very interested in the scope of this problem and would like to hear about your experience. Many thanks.