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Disclosing Invisible Disabilities in the Workplace: Should You Reveal Your Diagnosis?

Over my coaching career, I’ve worked with clients diagnosed with invisible disabilities such as autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, chronic fatigue disorder, and depression. Some want to know when it’s appropriate to notify their employer of their conditions, while others are curious about disclosing their disabilities during a job search. Their questions are valid but involve…

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Overcoming Unemployment Discrimination

Years ago, I gave a conference talk titled “Hiring: Literally Any Other Way Would Be Better Than What You Are Doing.” I shared the story of my father, who was offered severance during the telecom crash and never worked again, partly because he fell victim to unemployment discrimination. What is Unemployment Discrimination? My father, a…

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