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Should I tell my employer about my disability?

Should I tell my employer about my disability?

Many individuals with serious disability face the same issue. Should I tell my employer about my disability?  This is a very personal question with no right answer.   There are, however, certain legal issues with a NY state disability that should be considered before making this important decision. A NY state disability lawyer will be able to help you confront this decision with the right legal issues resolved.

Most individuals are reluctant to tell their employers about a serious disability because they fear that this could jeopardize their future and will affect how others view them at the workplace.  These are very real concerns.  Many disabled individuals could attest to the fact that they have been discriminated against on the job once their employers found out that they had a serious illness or disability. However, by not telling your employer, you could jeopardize your future at your employer.  A NY state disability lawyer says that The American With Disabilities Act (ADA) only provides legal protection if the employer knows that you have a disability.  If your illness adversely affects your job performance, and your employer does not know that you are disabled, then you face the possibility of being fired with no legal recourse.

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