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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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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How can I persuade my employer to give me an adjustable desk?

I work in an office setting and as a result, need to be on my computer for extended periods throughout the day. Since before I started with my current company, I've had lower back pain issues, which ...
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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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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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Is it a reasonable accommodation to replace verbal communication with written?

According to the ADA, the candidate can request the employer to provide reasonable accommodations for her disability, unless it represents an undue hardship for the employer, i.e. if it would require ...
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I'm disabled, but looking for work [duplicate]

I've gone over my resume with my former professor and gotten a glowing letter of recommendation from him. However, the first answer I usually get is that my resume only goes until 2014. That is ...
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Should I disclose a disability that requires me to use a medical Bluetooth device during the application process?

I'm in the process of applying to jobs where security is a significant concern and foreign Bluetooth devices are often not permitted on site. However, I use such a device daily to manage a disability. ...
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I have a visible disability. Should I tell my interviewer before going in?

I have mild cerebral palsy. I can type, file, and so on. The main limitation I have is handwriting. This position also requires site visits, but I can't drive. I know that some job responsibilities ...
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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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Discrimination - ADA reasonable accommodation [closed]

I have a position as Business Analyst. I suffer from chronic depression, which has been clearly communicated with medical certification to my manager and HR. I requested that I be allowed to work ...
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Do company intranet sites need to be ADA compliant? [closed]

I am reading that company public facing sites need to be ADA compliant (at least government, either state, local or fed). I am asking for documentation stating if a company's internal intranet site ...
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I have good English skills; how can I show them in an interview given my hearing loss?

I have no particular problem with written English but being half deaf (~45-50% hearing loss) and not a native speaker can make oral conversations difficult with foreign languages (or even with my ...
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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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How a person with Asperger's syndrome should advertise themselves?

Recently I've been diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome and it made me feel that I'm better in some specific things than other people. The point is that the ways to advertise myself which come to my ...
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Carpal Tunnel and Trigger fingers surgery

A month ago I received two surgeries done on my hands for carpal tunnel and trigger fingers. My short turn disability has ended, and I'm still sore. My Dr. wrote a note to HR for light work. My Dr. ...
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Should I use the Disability Confident Scheme to get an interview?

I am applying for an assistant professor position at a university in the UK. This is a very competitive position and my chances of getting it are quite small. I can however be guarantied an interview (...
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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 burn-...
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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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As a deaf person in a country that doesn't have a lot of accommodations, how do I search for a job where my disability won't hinder my success? [closed]

I was born with profound deafness in India. But can read lips and communicate effectively. I'm a programmer. However, I'm a 1 to 1 person and this is an disadvantage in India. people aren't patient, ...
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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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I am a personal assistant for a blind person and not sure how to deal with this problem [closed]

I work as a personal assistant for an older blind person, I will call her KK. This is a new job for me. She is very extroverted and has a lot of friends. The thing is that her male friends are all ...
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Dyslexia in the Workplace as an adult and lost opportunities because of it

I work in the IT field and sometimes I make mistakes and mostly its due to my dyslexia. I spell names incorrectly, incorrectly categorize tickets in the system, accidentally click on buttons I ...
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What are my option to deal with discrimination on mental health issues during the hiring stage?

I was offered a conditional offer letter, which means that I need to clear all the areas of a background check in order to get the job. However, I did not and after ordering a copy of my background ...
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Medically related memory issues causing difficulty at work [closed]

I have bipolar disorder and am on a certain medication that's helping my mood quite a bit but is causing me to have black out periods where I can't recall what happened. This is affecting my work ...
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Can you collect california short term disability if you only have to stop working one of two jobs?

Background: 1 Full time in office job 1 Part time job, working remote from home Situation: Surgery with 4 week recovery time. Will not be able to work full time job because it is a physical job. ...
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How to get credit or recognition for my work? [duplicate]

I am working on a software development project with a coworker who is senior to me in rank and age. This coworker has a life long disability and he regularly uses medication which often makes him ...
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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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Presenting good work in a better way [closed]

I work at a really great company were my boss and even my boss's boss really care for me. Because i'm mentally ill, they do stuff like cover for me in talks to the company owner. I pay them back by ...
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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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Long term disability and resignation notice [closed]

I am currently on long term disability with my company. I would be returning to work next month, but I have accepted a job with a different company. How many days notice should I give my employer ...
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Can a company restrict an employee from looking for a job while they are on a PIP? [closed]

Can a company or employer restrict a person from looking for a job while he/she is put on a PIP?
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Should I get an alias if my name is long and associated with something a company does not like? [closed]

I am a teenager looking for a Summer job. My real name is very long. It is a Celtic spelling of a common Welsh name. I'm worried that the length might be part of why nobody is even contacting me back....
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Generalized anxiety disorder and reasonable interview process accommodations [duplicate]

I have generalized anxiety disorder that involves a number of different symptoms, but what matters here is poor attention and concentration, decreased verbal skills and fatigue when I feel anxious, ...

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