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Telling your employer about your diagnosis

Hi I work in healthcare and my employer makes us sign a document about any health issues we have. I was just wondering if anyone else has to do this and whether you disclose this information? I was told by my MS Nurse that I didn’t have to and I haven’t. I live in Australia.
I’d love to hear your thoughts and advice.
Thanks!

  1. Hi, !


    I'm in the USA, so I am not familiar with Australian law regarding this issue. I would definitely ask others in your area who are more knowledgeable than I on this topic. If your MS nurse is familiar with Australian law, she is probably a more reliable source than I would be. I know we do have a few members here from Australia, and I hope they see your comment and can chime in here. I found some basic information on what is protected information for employees in your country, but keep in mind, I'm not an expert -- https://lawpath.com.au/blog/what-information-can-an-employer-request-from-an-employee. I hope this helps and that you get other (possibly more helpful 😉 ) comments from other members!


    Best, Erin, MultipleSclerosis.net Team member.

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