Disability - your rights & facts
If you have a disability or impairment, one of the key considerations when looking for work is whether and when to discuss this with an employer. Interviews can be difficult enough, without the added tension of discussing your additional needs.
You can relax though, because the National Bureau for Students with Disabilities (known as SKILL) has a great information sheet on telling people about your disability. This can be downloaded from their website, at www.skill.org.uk and although written for students, much of the information could be useful for any job seeker with a disability, impairment or additional needs. It runs through key points including legal issues relating to the Disability Discrimination Act and the reasons why you might tell a potential employer and why you might not.