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Why People Hide Their Disabilities at Work According to the Center for Talent Innovation

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Study calculated the value of disclosing a disability

The Center for Talent Innovation’s Disabilities and Inclusion study revealed that 30% of the professional workforce fits the current federal definition of having a disability. However, not all of these employees with disabilities feel comfortable acknowledging their disability on a self-identification survey.

The survey discovered that of the employees with disabilities, 24% disclosed it to their team, 21% disclosed it to human resources and only 4% revealed it to clients. Sixty-two percent of employees reported that their disability is invisible whereas 13% indicated that at least one disability was visible. Another 26% said that their disability can be visible or invisible, depending on the circumstances.

Read more from the article posted by the Harvard Business Review

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