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To Disclose or Not to Disclose: The Stigmatization of Attorneys with “Invisible” Disabilities

by Rachel Codair

Dec. 10th, 2019 at 9:00 p.m. CDT

The language of the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) is clear. It’s purpose is “to establish a clear and comprehensive prohibition of discrimination on the basis of disability” and as outlined in Title I, this applies to employment. So why do many legal professionals with visually indiscernible disabilities choose to conceal their condition in the workplace? Why does a fear of prejudice still keep these people from seeking the accommodations they may need?

[The ADA does not provide an exhaustive list of disabilities it covers; click here for some common examples as well as an elaborated definition of “disability.”]