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High blood pressure: work and jobs

High blood pressure: work and jobs


Daily Life with high blood pressure: Work and money

Q. In my job, do I need to tell my employers that I have high blood pressure?

A. Having high blood pressure should not affect either your career progression or current employment and you do not have to tell your employer, unless your condition may affect your ability to do your job.

The Disability Discrimination Act prevents employers from discriminating against employees on the grounds of a declared health problem. In fact, if your employer has an occupational health service, they will be able to help you to organise your work to accommodate any needs you might have (for example, going to appointments with your doctor or making time for hospital appointments).

For more on the effects of having high blood pressure on your job and work prospects, please see Are there any jobs I am not going to be able to take? and Are there any jobs I should avoid if I have high blood pressure?





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