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Apr 01, 2016 10:02 AM

I'm looking for a new job. But when do you mention "reasonable adjustment" to your employer? In the covering letter?.. The interview?... Or after 5 minutes on your first day. Not had a new job since 2001 and lost my past job because of medical capability grounds. Very confused

Apr 01, 2016 11:38 AM

Near the end of the interview, when they ask if there is anything else? If it sounds like they are interested, or have even offered the job, definitely let them know. It's hard, if you mention it early on, they may not even consider hiring you, and it's damned hard to prove discrimination. Mention it too late and they resent you for not saying anything, but the law is on your side with ADA.
Not sure about cover letter... "despite managing pain from xxx, I remain motivated, able and eager to work, requiring slight adjustments in (whatever) in order to perform my assigned tasks." Maybe?

I wonder if the ADA website has any help? I can't recall what it's called in Britain, but they do have a similar government office.

Apr 01, 2016 5:04 PM

Personally I would say nothing. After you are hired you will have an opportunity to speak with HR, that is the time to request anything extra that you need to do your job. If you go in before hand you probably will not get hired. Sorry it is sad but true.

Apr 03, 2016 11:50 AM

Thanks guys. Well they might ask anyway, because they will need to know why I haven't been to work for a year and why I left my last job.

Apr 05, 2016 12:51 AM

It is truthful to say you were taking care of a terribly ill family member-you.

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