Sharing of staff disability information (disclosure)
There are many reasons why a person may or may not choose to share information about their disability. Legally, a person with disability is not obligated to share information about their disability unless:
- an adjustment is required to complete the main tasks of their job
- there is a risk to workplace safety.
Some staff or prospective staff may be fearful or hesitant about sharing information about their disability. They should be reassured that any such information is requested and used only in order to enable the school and department to ensure they can implement reasonable adjustments and provide a safe workplace in accordance with their obligations as an employer.
Reviewed 18 August 2023