Question: When should you reveal disability?

In general, you should disclose your disability when you need to request a reasonable accommodation - when you know that there is a workplace barrier that is preventing you, due to a disability, from competing for a job, performing a job, or gaining equal access to a benefit of employment like an employee lunch room or

Should I identify as having a disability?

No, with limited exceptions. Under the ADA, an employer generally may not require an applicant to disclose information about a disability or medical impairment prior to making an offer of employment.

Do you wish to disclose any disability?

Disclosing on the Job Application You do not need to disclose a disability on your job application or resumé. Plus, its illegal for employers to ask candidates whether they have a disability on job application forms. So, if your application form asks about disabilities, you can leave that part blank.

Is it illegal to not disclose a disability?

Confidentiality. The ADA requires that employers keep any medical information they have about a disability-related inquiry or medical examination strictly confidential. This includes medical information from voluntary health or wellness programs, and any medical information voluntarily disclosed by an employee.

What if an employee does not disclose a disability?

What happens if an individual initially decides not to disclose a disability, but discovers later that they will need an accommodation? An individual with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application process or during employment.

Are you more likely to get hired if you have a disability?

“If the answer is yes and the disability doesnt affect job performance, then dont mention it.” Employers use resumes to weed people out, so anything on the resume that would allude to a disability -- given the realities of the marketplace -- will probably work against you, he explains.

Should you list disability on job application?

Legally, the ADA does not require candidates to disclose a disability to employers or potential employers. If you do not disclose, however, employers correspondingly will not have to make accommodations.

Do I have to disclose my disability when applying for a job?

An employee is only obligated to tell you about a disability if it affects his or her ability to do a particular job, or if it affects his or her ability to work safely and ensure the safety of others. Many people with disability will disclose their disability as a courtesy to their employers.

Can I lie about having a disability?

Choose not to disclose whether or not you have a disability. They can ask, but you legally have the right to not answer, says MichelleW. It is illegal for them to demand the information. I declined because I didnt want to lie, and its within my rights to not disclose, says DTMN.

What happens if I say I have a disability on a job application?

As a rule, an employer isnt able to discriminate against you being hired because of a disability. If a disability is going to greatly reduce your ability to perform job duties, you should disclose that to an employer if they ask you. With that said, many disabilities pose no issue for job performance.

Do I have to tell my employer my medical condition?

Generally speaking, employees do not need to inform their employers of their medical conditions or disabilities as long as they are able to perform the essential functions of their jobs without an accommodation or medical leave.

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