For questions regarding disabilities, both physical and mental. I.e. how to make new co-workers aware of your disabilites.

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I'm returning to the workforce after a long-standing medical concern. Do I share this with a potential employer? [closed]

Some background I was formerly ambitious and driven. I had some great side gigs during university, got an academic scholarship to study for free and after graduating I found a position in the head ...
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Worried about changing jobs with the need for accommodations

I am considering interviewing for another company. At my current job I have a standing desk which I need for my health. I was able to get this desk after providing supporting medical documentation. A ...
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Determining how supportive potential employers would be of my disability

I suffer from a disability (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis or ME). Basically I am constantly tired, and am actually more productive if I do fewer hours. Sometimes I ...
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Hidden/ unseen disability- how to ensure support is provided?

As someone who ticks the 'hidden or unseen disability' option on job applications and other forms, how should I go about trying to ensure that I get the support that I need to assist me with my ...
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Should I reply to urgent emails if I am not fit for work?

Background: I am on sick leave because of my manager: mental issues, specific problem discussed with MD and HR. I am trying to stay away from work-related emails. Meanwhile, I am sick and all my ...
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How can I return to my field after 4 years on federal disability?

In 2004, I graduated with a master's degree in physics and then moved to a prestigious school to earn a Ph.D. in same. After peregrinating for about 4 years, it was clear that I was experiencing ...
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When Interviewing, How Do I properly Ask if the Position has Internal Applicants

Issue I'm nearly 40, and suffer from Cerebral Palsy. Being disabled in this way has hampered my career, in that finding a job is tough and interviews are few and far between. When I manage to land ...
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Disclosing your ASD status before job interview [duplicate]

Let me explain the context first... I'm a programmer with about 15 years of professional experience. I've got and Autism Spectrum Disorder, what doesn't harm my professional performance (rather the ...
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Accommodations for employees with mental health issues

Recently, one of my employees booked a meeting with myself and the office manager (HR) to discuss details about a disability that may affect his work performance. He brought a note from his doctor ...
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How can a subcontractor or temporary agency comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)?

If a subcontractor or temporary agency is the legal employer of an individual, how can they comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirement to provide reasonable accommodations to ...
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Dealing with a medical absence and accomodations during a co-op work term

Note: the specifics of the employer's policies and the university's workterm policies are not the subject of this question. They will be followed. As well, the immediate "I'm calling from the hospital ...
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How to prevent a psychologically fragile person from harming a team?

I'm currently advising a team of six developers working in a company which relies on this team to handle all in-house projects. The team has a developer who—for some legal reasons I would prefer to ...
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Mentioning minor disabilities in “equal opportunity” section [duplicate]

Many larger companies have "equal opportunity" policies for employment and ask if you are Aboriginal, handicap, disabled (I've seen some include women in this list). I have been diagnosed with ...
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What are reasonable accommodations for depression

I have an employee who has recently disclosed struggling with depression (in response to being unable to fulfill the duties of his position). He is in a professional position and performs a unique ...
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Working alone and working overloaded with priority responsibilities + ADHD

I work in a very small privately owned manufacturing business (<5 administrative employees) as the only web developer (official title, but see second paragraph). My boss is the owner. I currently ...
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My voice gave the wrong impression in interviews (due to disability); how should I handle future interviews?

I was recently rejected from a job after several phone interviews, which is nothing new considering I'm a recent graduate, but I had received nothing but enthusiasm and positive feedback during the ...
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How to handle special travel accommodations for medical reasons?

I am currently in the process of changing employers and will be relocating to a new area, and a new exciting position. This new job requires me to travel long distances by plane 3-4 times a year. My ...
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Handling excessive absenteeism due to genuine illnesses

I'm on the board of an organization that has recently hired a new employee in a position where attendance during particular set hours is fairly important. The employee used up all her paid time off ...
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I requested accommodation & was terminated the next day. Now what? [closed]

I was working through a recruiter after being interviewed for a FED position (that's how they described it) for a shop where most programmers did at least some C# / full stack. During the interview, I ...
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Disabilities: Where is the Line?

I'm a fully functioning employee with a physical disability at a contract job. The Contractor is looking at hiring 2 more full-time employees. The issue here is that I'm a programmer who sits at a ...
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What can a person with a severe hearing loss do to improve communication?

I have a severe hearing loss (auditory neuropathy). The gist of it is that I struggle to fit sounds to words. I can hear that someone is talking, but I don't understand what they said. It's kind of ...
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Long absence due to illness [duplicate]

I have been absent from the job force for 7 years due to an illness. I have spent years and no small effort to come back into the workforce. I can no longer go back to the career I was in and although ...
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How to request an accommodation for a debilitating illness when I don't want to disclose the nature of the illness

I work as a junior software developer. I have been suffering from poor sleep for a long time (5-6 years) due to IBS, a debilitating illness that affects my sleep and quality of life. More on ...
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Color blindness in the Workplace [duplicate]

I am a software developer and I am colorblind. This is a mild disability, but it's still quite inconvenient when I use some parts of a software (IDEs for example). I understand this can be quite ...
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Should a disability be included on the resume or cover letter?

I have a friend who is trying to find a job who happens to be deaf. She can read lips and communicate effectively. Currently, she has those facts listed both in her cover letter and resume. When she ...
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How do I mention I have carpal tunnel syndrome on an interview?

I am a software developer. Unfortunately, many years ago I started to develop carpal tunnel syndrome in my right hand. I have successfully combated this by wearing a wrist brace any time that I am ...
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Do I need to disclose my mental health history (in the UK)?

(This question is specific to UK-based companies.) Recently when applying for a job, I came across a field in the 'Equal Opprtunities' section of the application which asked 'Do you have any ...
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What can a disabled employee do to avoid animosity in the office?

I'm a developer and I've got chronic pain. This frequently requires me to work from home where I take much stronger painkillers that prevent me from driving, but I am still able to get my work done. I ...