Disclosing Your Disability – A Legal Guide for People with Disabilities in BC

Source: Disability Alliance BC

Author/Writer: Disability Alliance Canada

Date of publication: May 2016


A legal resource designed to help people with disabilities navigate their rights in the workplace. This document answers several key questions such as “Am I required to disclose a disability at a job interview?” and “What steps do I need to take if my illness gets worse?”

Key Findings

  • Your legal rights and responsibilities
  • Employer responsibilities
  • Deciding when and how to disclose
  • Information about workplace accommodations
  • The value of knowing your employer
  • The value of knowing your own skills

It’s important to know your rights around disclosure in the workplace. However, many individuals do not understand their legal rights and responsibilities. This document provides a comprehensive guide to your rights and to empower you to take control of your workplace disclosures.

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