Employment Issues

 

Employment Issues - Strategies

Disclosing that you have MS: According to the National MS Society, "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." Visit their on-line tool, Disclosing MS on the Job: A Tool to Help You Consider Your Options to learn more.

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Our society is very oriented to work.  We ask what people do, at even the most social occasions, but really mean to inquire where and what they do for wages.  During the period immediately after diagnosis, some people with MS report that they become very concerned about their work and the demands of their job.  They may fear that they will not be able to continue to work if the MS progresses. 

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