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Can I lose my job because of ADHD?

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Because ADHD is considered a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you work at a larger company, they can't discriminate against you on the basis of your condition. The act also requires your company to accommodate your needs. But you have to be comfortable enough to let your employer know that you have ADHD. Make a plan before you bring it up, so you're ready to discuss it.

SOURCES:

Attention Deficit Disorder Association: "ADHD Fact Sheet."

Barkley, R. New York, Guilford Press, 2008. ADHD in Adults: What the Science Says,

 

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on July 12, 2018

SOURCES:

Attention Deficit Disorder Association: "ADHD Fact Sheet."

Barkley, R. New York, Guilford Press, 2008. ADHD in Adults: What the Science Says,

 

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on July 12, 2018

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