Date(s) - 24/11/2020
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Does it matter what workers’ reasons are for disclosing or not disclosing a disability at work? Why and how?
Presented by Monique Gignac, Institute for Work & Health
Date: Tuesday, November 24, 2020
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST
Deciding whether or not to disclose a disability to others at work is a complex consideration. People with many chronic mental and physical health conditions, often called episodic disabilities, experience times of relative wellness punctuated by intermittent periods of activity limitations. How do they decide whether or not to disclose their health conditions? In this presentation, Dr. Monique Gignac shares findings from her study examining participants’ reasons and goals for disclosing—and whether these matters to work support outcomes.
Dr. Monique Gignac is a senior scientist and scientific co-director at the Institute for Work & Health. Gignac is also the project director of Accommodating and Communicating about Episodic Disabilities (ACED), a five-year research project aimed at supporting the sustained employment of people with episodic disabilities.