Jobs for People with Tourette's
Tourette Syndrome, or Tourette’s, is a neurological condition that causes people with the condition to make involuntary movements and sounds, called “tics”. Some people with Tourette’s will have other associated conditions such as ADHD, OCD, depression or anxiety.
It is estimated that over 300,000 people are living with the condition in the U.K.
Is Tourette’s a Disability?
A disability is defined by The Equality Act as “a physical or mental impairment that has a ‘substantial’ and ‘long-term’ negative effect on your ability to do normal daily activities.
Tourette Syndrome is classified as a disability in the U.K. This means that if you are diagnosed with Tourette’s in the U.K., you are entitled to certain benefits and allowances. It also means that you are protected from discrimination on the grounds of your disability in relation to The Equality Act 2010.
No decisions can be made about your employment or potential employment on the basis of the fact that you have Tourette’s.
What are the Best Jobs for People with Tourette’s?
If you have Tourette’s, you need a job that understands your condition and how to support you.
How Tourette’s affects you will be very different from case to case, and each person with Tourette’s will have very different skillsets.
It is important that you find an accessible employer that will allow you to work in the way that you deserve to work, with Reasonable Adjustments. You shouldn’t be held back from doing any kind of job you want to do because you have Tourette’s. This would be, in fact, illegal discrimination.
It isn’t always easy for disabled people to find employment, but it isn’t impossible. All you need is the right resources and the right people to help you find a career that works for you.
Where Can I Find the Best Job for Me As Someone with Tourette’s?
If you want to find an accessible employer and get a suitable job as someone with Tourette’s, check out our guide on how to do so, right here.
Then, check out our disability-friendly job board to find the perfect job for you and your condition.
The right job is out there, it’s just about knowing where to look!