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Disclosing Your Health Condition To Your Employer

Is There Anything I Should Do After Disclosure?

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After disclosing your diagnosis, summarize in writing any conversations you had with your employer as soon as possible after the conversation. 

Carefully note any specifics that were agreed to. For example: "it was agreed that our meeting will remain confidential, that no one else needs to know about this." This can be done without indicating your diagnosis so there will be one less piece of paper with the diagnosis on it.

We recommend that everyone keep a work journal. If you haven't been keeping one, it should definitely move into the "must do" category from the moment that you disclose your diagnosis to your employer, or if you suspect that your employer and/or co-worker(s) may think that you have a medical condition.

  • While you may never need the information that you compile, it could become critical in the event that you believe your employer discriminates against you as a result of your diagnosis.
  • If will also come in handy if you ever apply for disability income through a private insurance policy, Social Security Disabilty Insurance or Supplemental Security Income.

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