You may feel more comfortable disclosing once you have secured a role, and you may choose to do this on your first day, whilst signing your contract, or at any other point, but it is best to do it as soon as possible.
Working practices and technology change constantly. If there is a change to your work pattern or practice that is incompatible with your disability, you are within your rights to demand a reasonable adjustment, and this would be the point to disclose if you have not already done so.
There are many benefits of disclosing and letting HR, your manager, and/or your team know:
- Reasonable adjustments at work, including a change in working patterns, specialist equipment, and any other provisions;
- Help and support from occupational health, employee assistance programmes, and colleagues;
- Greater openness in the workplace - if you are open, others are likely to follow.