NWR – Spin-Off – Should Recovering Addicts be Required to Disclose?

posted 12 months ago in The Lounge
Post # 31
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Buzzing bee
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I think in most contexts where a medical condition would be relevant to employment (a seizure disorder, for example) there are usually processes in place already to ensure that happens within the hiring practices of that profession.

Applying broader standards requiring disclosure as a condition for emloyment or admission to school would be discriminatory and hopefully, never happen.

In an intimate relationship, it is unethical to withhold that information. Primarily because there are considerations when dating an addict that could directly impact the decision to carry on with the relationship. You don’t need to tell your boss you have Herpes, but not telling your partner doesn’t allow them the opportunity to decide whether that’s something they are on board for. 

I get that you were just asking for perspective, and not arguing for a particular side. Even still, the very reactions to this question are a great example of just how fraught the subject is. 

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