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Should you tell Ur work place you have schizophrenia?

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I really wanted advice on this.
I remember telling on place I worked and opened up and they told me they would support me, then called me to the office and fired me.
Should you tell a work place you hear voices, if you scared to be discriminated against??
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I wouldnt tell them because even though they arent allowed too. Theyre likely to discriminate. As long as you have it under control i wouldnt say anything.
 
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I would, but in the proper context and that means educating the co-workers on this topic with the help of a psychatrist or therapist
 
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I have been discriminated against, so I am wary. I am plotting to leave my current job, so may tell them before I go.
 
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I really wanted advice on this.
I remember telling on place I worked and opened up and they told me they would support me, then called me to the office and fired me.
Should you tell a work place you hear voices, if you scared to be discriminated against??
Lizzy
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Under the equality act, they can`t discriminate, so what they did in your last job was wrong. You definitely should have taken them to court for wrongful dismissal.

If you have access to a union I would join it, something like Unison. Depending what you`re role is.

Did you disclose this on your application, if not, it may be an issue, you would have to get advice on that.

If your condition means you take a lot of sick days then they need to know, if they don`t already, for your own protection.
 
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I was upfront and open with my last employer and although I had an exemplary performance record and was actually training staff, they asked me to resign. By resigning I lost severance pay and a redundancy package. Since then I've only had volunteer jobs and I've never told them a thing about my mental health, despite having time off here and there for hospitalisations. I'm too afraid they'll show me the door too.
 
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I wouldnt say anything , not because it should be kept a secret it just seems like a personal matter. I personally have yet to do that , and dont plan to. So in short "No."
 
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I would not inform them unless they are of the nature to understand fully what you are saying to them, Also you may experience anything from mild bullying to all-out workplace mobbing along with the EH and NLP cloak and dagger mind games. So bet to any do a couple of days a week.
 
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If there's no law saying you have to disclose a condition like schizophrenia then I'd keep quiet about it.

I'd never mention psychosis and hearing voices to any potential employer or any colleagues if I got the job.

Not unless I want to purposely sabotage getting a particular job that I don't fancy doing.
 
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This is why integration doesn’t work properly. We should learn from Open Dialogue approach.
 
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I disagree with most of the comments in this section. I was and will be free open and honest and disclose to employers. Your making it a stigma by not telling.
 
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I disagree with most of the comments in this section. I was and will be free open and honest and disclose to employers. Your making it a stigma by not telling.
I took this approach at first and was discriminated against. Try it yourself. Perhaps you will get lucky bro.
 
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@LORD BURT and does it work better when you hide it?
In my current job I disclosed 'psychosis'. It has been fine up until now. Nobody is supposed to know apart from Occupational health and boss. However my mental health has been slowly declining, because the office is toxic when boss is in. Due to various reasons, I now feel it is a good time for me to move on. I am tired of it all.
 
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