Posted by finelinebob on May 10, 2004, at 21:42:20
In reply to Re: The stigma and loneliness of mental illness... » KindGirl, posted by harryp on May 10, 2004, at 21:17:24
> The "scary" dx's I keep totally and completely confidential. They could really cause serious discrimination and trouble with my educational and professional goals. I don't consider "lying" to be wrong if someone asks a personal question that puts you in an awkward position.
Okay, question for the lawyers out there:
As I understand it, a dx that implicates a biological component qualifies one as disabled under the ADA. To what extent is one protected from revealing one's disability? Is simple omission okay? Is lying to prevent revealing your disability okay? If no, what if it has nothing to do with your job performance ... is it any of your employer's business then?
I know you must disclose your condition if you are looking to claim some reasonable accommodation from your employer, but what if you want to keep your condition private and it does not significantly interefere with your job performance?
Anybody, anybody? ... Bueller?