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Posted by Knute on January 26, 2000 at 21:29:42:

In Reply to: ADD and work posted by Mary on January 26, 2000 at 17:02:37:

Mary,
You are absolutely NOT required to tell your employer.
You say you are having some on the job problems. You may want to use your employee counseling service (if one is available). You can focus on the work issue and not disclose the ADD unless you decide to. In any event, the counslor can not disclose anything you say to anyone unless you threaten harm to yourself or others.
You may also want to pay out of your own pocket to go to a personal coach, again to focus on the work problems.
Finally, you may want to seek legal advice if your employer moves to fire you. You can get protection from the Americans with Disabilities Act but to do so you must first disclose the nature of your condition to your employer by putting a copy of your medical record in your personnel file. This is a big step; you should consider it carefully.
I hope this helps. Knute.

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