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Can I Get Fired for Having Adult ADHD?

Can my employer fire me because I have adult ADHD?
 

 
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No, your employer can't fire you just because they find out you have ADHD. But, there are certainly many situations in which your ADHD might negatively affect your ability to do your work well, which might get you fired in some circumstances.
 
However, ADHD is covered under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), which requires employers with 15 or more employees to make reasonable accommodations to help you do your job despite your disability.
 
Remember that your employer shouldn't be asking if you have any medical condition (including ADHD), unless there is a real concern about whether a medical condition is interfering with your ability to do your job safely and effectively. However, if you want to seek accommodations under the ADA, you'll need to tell them you have ADHD. 
 
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