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    Hi sorry if this is off-topic I know colourblindness is not a disability, but I figured people here would know most about this *sort* of thing.

    I am red-green colourblind and am applying for my first job and am wondering if I should declare my colourblindness even if they don't ask for it. I know disablities and learning disabilities should be declared, but colourblindness isn't classed as any of those, but i've still seen forms before list it as an example in the 'disabilities' section.

    If it's absolutely not a reason to fire someone then i'd rather not list it, for various reasons... mainly due to how poorly understood it is and how tiny of an impact it has on my day to day life, yet employers might assume it will and fail to understand that virtually every 'problem' it causes me has a workaround. But I'd rather be on the safe side if it is grounds to penalize someone if they are later discovered to be colourblind and didn't declare it.
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    (Original post by The Racist Dragon)
    Hi sorry if this is off-topic I know colourblindness is not a disability, but I figured people here would know most about this *sort* of thing.

    I am red-green colourblind and am applying for my first job and am wondering if I should declare my colourblindness even if they don't ask for it. Could it be grounds to fire me if I am discovered to be colourblind later on and didn't declare it despite them not asking? (hypothetically speaking - i know it's probably unlikely they actually would but i want to be on the safe side) I know disablities and learning disabilities should be declared, but colourblindness isn't classed as any of those, but i've still seen forms before list it as an example in the 'disabilities' section.
    You don't have to declare if you don't want to,you just can't bring them up on it for not making adjustments later on if they didn't know.
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    You don't have to declare if you don't want to,you just can't bring them up on it for not making adjustments later on if they didn't know.
    ok brilliant, thanks
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    Would it cause a problem I the line of work you're going in to?
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    (Original post by The Racist Dragon)
    Hi sorry if this is off-topic I know colourblindness is not a disability, but I figured people here would know most about this *sort* of thing.

    I am red-green colourblind and am applying for my first job and am wondering if I should declare my colourblindness even if they don't ask for it. I know disablities and learning disabilities should be declared, but colourblindness isn't classed as any of those, but i've still seen forms before list it as an example in the 'disabilities' section.

    If it's absolutely not a reason to fire someone then i'd rather not list it, for various reasons... mainly due to how poorly understood it is and how tiny of an impact it has on my day to day life, yet employers might assume it will and fail to understand that virtually every 'problem' it causes me has a workaround. But I'd rather be on the safe side if it is grounds to penalize someone if they are later discovered to be colourblind and didn't declare it.
    I think the only case you have/should to, is e.g. in case you are working as a electrician and have to be able to differentiate between different colors to not create a safety risk by connecting the false cables. (Hence in a case, where you willingly risk the health and life of others.) {Just a random example.}
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    (Original post by The Racist Dragon)
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    As above, it's not something you have to declare, except in a few very specific work areas, like electrical work (I think some branches of engineering). Most jobs where colour vision is an issue do colour blindness testing, as it is possible to not realise your colour vision isn't normal. For your normal, everyday office based job though, it's not an issue and not something you need to declare.
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    I've never mentioned it officially. It has come up in passing when it has been an issue. But unlike the issues mentioned in this thread, it's not been a health and safety issue.
 
 
 
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