Diagnosed with a serious illiness? What should you tell an employer?

Disclosing MS on the Job: A Tool to Help You Consider Your Options by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society
"The decision to disclose personal medical information in the workplace is a complex one, requiring careful thought and planning. Although there may be good reasons to disclose medical information and very specific benefits to doing so, any decision you make today has immediate and long-term implications for your employment that need to be considered. So it’s important to weigh your options carefully before making a decision to disclose — keeping in mind that once information is given, it can never be taken back." Go to this website and use the MS Society's "Dislosure Tool" to help you with the decision process.
For more discussion on this topic, you may want to check out the following websites:
Coping with Serious Illness in the Workplace: Working Women with Breast Cancer
How to Handle a Chronic Illness at Work by WebMD
Whether it's epilepsy or peanut allergies here are some tips on who to tell, what your employer needs to know, and what people should do in case of an emergency.
Mental Illness and the Workplace by Reintegration.com
Fact: 5 of the 10 leading causes of disability worldwide are mental illnesses.
Mental Illness in the Workplace: Rights and Responsibilities by PsychCentral.com

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