Getting a new job after diagnosis

My recent (but anticipated) diagnosis of repeating remissive MS coincided with my redundancy.
I have been offered new job but, as a teacher in the independent sector, have been told that my contract is subject to police check (all fine) and a occupational health review. I have few symptoms (none that have ever seen me take time off work) but wonder, can my new employer decline my offer of work on the premise that I may have to take time off in the future or may be on a physical downward trajectory? Ought I to tell my new employer about my diagnosis - it seems disingenuous not to?

If there’s an Occupational Health screen you’re probably not going to be easily able to not tell them without being uncomfortably disingenuous. The good news is that they can’t, as I understand it, legally withdraw the offer unless there’s something role-specific like requiring an HGV licence to do the job and being medically barred from qualifying for one or similar. Which isn’t to say they might not try - the law is one thing but real life is sometimes another. In your shoes, I might be investing in some legal advice so you know where you stand,

Thank you for your reassurance. I will take your advice.

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If I were in your shoes, I would consider disclosing my diagnosis to the new employer. While it may feel disingenuous to keep it a secret, being open about your situation could potentially build trust and understanding between you and your employer.

About the potential future health issues, I don’t think they can decline your offer on that basis but don’t take my word as gospel. I’d suggest talking to a professional who can give you the right advice.
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Thank you for your advice. I go to finalise my new job today. I already have a signed contract and will disclose my diagnosis at that meeting.

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When it comes to disclosing your medical condition to your new employer, it’s a personal decision. Legally, employers can’t discriminate against you due to a disability, and they should make reasonable accommodations if needed.

While it may not be necessary to disclose your diagnosis immediately, it might be a good idea to have an open and honest conversation with your potential employer about your condition when the time feels right. This can help ensure a supportive work environment.

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Regarding your job offer, honesty is usually the best policy. While you may not experience severe symptoms now, informing your new employer about your diagnosis is transparent and may lead to a more supportive work environment.
As for your concerns about job security, it’s essential to understand your rights and legal protections. You may want to consult with a legal expert who specializes in employment law.
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