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Guidance for employees

As an employee, you should:

You do not have to disclose your disability.  However when making this decision, you will want to consider the following:

Your employer must manage the workplace risks to the health and safety of all their employees and must include you in any relevant health and safety information and training.

Your employer may need to involve others, for example specialists or your doctor, to understand any effects that your disability may have on workplace health and safety; and how to minimise those risks and make reasonable adjustments to ensure you are not disadvantaged.  Your employer can only approach others if you give your consent.

Reasonable adjustments may also be provided for employees with mental health conditions, including those which have been linked to stress.  Employees and employers should work together to discuss what might be helpful. Find out more about work related stress and mental health.

Gov.uk provides information on Access to Work grants, which can help pay for practical support if you have a disability, health or mental health condition so you can start work or stay in work’.

Updated 2015-02-17