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Re: New Job...Should I tell them I have MS?

Re: New Job...Should I tell them I have MS?

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Posted by Jill on December 15, 2000 at 19:14:09:

In Reply to: Re: New Job...Should I tell them I have MS? posted by Mary on November 28, 2000 at 07:38:29:

: : I was diagnosed with MS 6 months ago and, although my symptoms are extremely mild at present, I have got a new job which is less physically strenuous as my current one. I was wondering whether I was legally bound in any way to inform them about my diagnosis. I will joining the companies pension scheme aswell. Are there any implications there?

: Liz: You are under no obligation to inform any employer of your MS other than if it will prevent you from performing some part of your job. The general public dose not know or understand MS. Give this new job a chance, see if 1. You like it?
: 2. Do you like the people you work with? THEN: What you tell & who you tell is only your business. Does your local NMSS have a legal counsel? They will some times talk to you for free, Ask about your state laws and the ADA ACT? Then decide who & what to tell. You are being secretive about your desease, you are being selective about who you share it with. Also learn as much as you can about your MS & MS in general you will be the teacher of your friends, and any one else you chose. Remember!!! IF THEY ASK TELL THEM!!! Be kind about how you tell. God Bless & LOL Mary

I too, had "invisible" MS when I started a new job. I kept it a secret until I had my one year evaluation. Once it was documented that I was an excellent worker, I broke the news to everyone. Wait until you feel confident in your job and develop a rapport with your superiors before letting the cat out of the bag. Jill

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