Disability Disclosure

Our View:  Disclosure of disability to an employer is, from our perspective, a benefit to both parties.  We believe that the potential employee needs to carefully evaluate what information he/she needs to disclose to ensure the employer understands what reasonable accommodations are required to enable an employee to meet performance requirements and work safely.  This is a complex decision and having someone to discuss this with can be very helpful.  Your counselor at R. Work Group will help you explore this area comprehensively.  


Here are a few questions to help you get started in the process:

  1. Will my performance at this job be impacted by my disability/health issue?

  2. Do I take medication that has side-effects that an employer may need to be aware of for health and safety reasons?  e.g. working at heights.

  3. Do I want to disclose my diagnosis or can I simply describe, to the employer, the impact my disability has on my functioning?

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Our experience is that most employers are willing to provide appropriate accommodations when they understand the purpose of the request. Click here for a more detailed discussion on β€œTo Tell or Not to Tell: Deciding if you should disclose disability or health related issues to an employer.”

Here is a website with excellent information on disability disclosure considerations: http://www.bu.edu/cpr/jobschool/disclosing.htm

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