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Disclosing Disabilities in the Workplace
Published December 14, 2017
Marion M. Walsh, Esq., Littman Krooks LLP
Whether to disclose an invisible disability to a potential employer poses a challenge. Disability information is confidential and potential employees may be concerned about discrimination during the hiring process if they disclose a disability. While both employees and employers can benefit from disclosure and understanding, disclosing can also lead to potential discrimination that can be hard to prove. The London School of Economics and Political Science published a piece about disclosing an invisible disability in a job interview. Read the author’s perspective here.
In November, Littman Krooks participated in the Employer Connect Program with Integrate-Autism Employment advisors and college students and graduates on the autism spectrum. Integrate Autism Employment Advisors was founded in 2010 to increase inclusive employment opportunities for college graduates with autism. Their mission is to help organizations identify, recruit, and retain qualified professionals on the autism spectrum. Littman Krooks attorneys and staff provided insight and training on the disclosure of disabilities, requesting reasonable accommodations, transition to employment, Adult Career and Continuing Education Services-Vocational Rehabilitation (ACCES-VR) and employment expectations.
Littman Krooks LLP can assist you and your family members who have special needs in connection with special education advocacy, special needs trusts, benefits advocacy and special needs planning.
Learn more about our special needs planning and special education advocacy services at www.littmankrooks.com or www.specialneedsnewyork.com.
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