Questions tagged [disability]

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

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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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Disclosing information on your disabilities: How and when?

I'm involved with several groups that work with people with disabilities (having several myself). One question that comes up for people who's disabilities are not obvious is if they should disclose ...
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Unproductive subordinate missing deadlines due to health conditions and problems outside work

I manage an unproductive subordinate, who has worked for the company for about 8 years. The issue was first raised almost 2 years ago, and has been gradually getting worse. The problem is not the ...
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When during the interview process do I mention that I have a disability?

I'm a software engineer in the United States. I'm currently suffering from hand pain that forces me to take breaks often at work (15 minutes on, 5 minutes off), and sometimes I need to use ...
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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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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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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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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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How will losing mobility of one hand affect my career as a programmer?

The effects of a genetic disorder started affecting one of my hands. Now it's barely visible and only causes mild discomfort and a slight loss of agility, but upon reaching its final stage my hand ...
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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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How and when should I disclose that I'm deaf?

I was born profoundly deaf. I am struggling to be hired as a software programmer (Bachelor Science in Computer Science graduated in 2012). I have been employed from time to time but finding long-term ...
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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 limit or avoid social faux pas when I have a disability that makes it hard

I have Asperger's syndrome which makes it difficult for me to navigate the social aspects of the workplace, and I understand that other conditions such as depression, anxiety, et cetera can also cause ...
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How can I avoid discrimination against me without invoking my protected class status

The crux of the dilemma is that I am white and male. I also have disabilities. I have several disabilities due to neonatal hypoxia which caused some damage to the neuro-motor sections of my brain, ...
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Returning to work after long term disability

Here is my situation I have been out of work for nearly 12 years (currently on Social Security Disability Benefits). My previous job title was Senior System Analyst for a major company (I got disabled ...
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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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Epilepsy and reasonable interview process accommodations

I have temporal lobe epilepsy (a form of epilepsy without convulsions and other physical symptoms). The seizures that I have usually last from a few seconds to 1-2 minutes. When they happen, they ...
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How to deal with disabled coworker who wastes time in office? [duplicate]

I work in the US. I have to develop some software with a disabled coworker (has disability parking card). He was working on this project alone for a few months and my manager added me to the project ...
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Panic attacks: Post-interview recovery

I have social anxiety. It is diagnosed and I have received medical treatment for this. Interviews can be a trigger for my panic attacks. These involve crying uncontrollably, shaking, skin conditions (...
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Should companies be immediately informed of any disabilities while applying?

Background: I am blind. My country, the Philippines, does not have laws regarding employment of humans with physical challenges. I have been applying for a software developer position for months now, ...