Disclosing MS on the Job: A Tool to Help You Consider Your Options
The decision to disclose personal medical information in the workplace is a complex one, requiring careful thought and planning. Although there may be good reasons to disclose medical information and very specific benefits to doing so, any decision you make today has immediate and long-term implications for your employment that need to be considered. So it’s important to weigh your options carefully before making a decision to disclose — keeping in mind that once information is given, it can never be taken back.
The information presented in this disclosure tool is not an attempt to advocate either way or to provide "an answer." There is no one answer — the outcome will be up to you. The tool will take you through three steps to help you in your decision process. It is important to follow the three-step sequence in order to be fully informed about why, when, to whom, and how much you might choose to disclose about your MS. The first step in this process is answering the question, "Should I Tell?"