Employment may be one of the most important goals for you and your family. Many people with myasthenia continue to work as they wish.

The decision to notify your employer about your myasthenia is yours, and you are not legally obliged to. However, it is important to consider telling your employer if you think you may need some help, now or in the future, so that they can make minor adaptations to the working environment, work procedures, or to the working day to accommodate your needs.

If you job involves driving, you must notify the DVLA of you myasthenia as it is an offence under the Road Traffic Ac 1988 to fail to notify the DVLA of a disability. Read more about driving and myasthenia.

Your employer can't dismiss you just because you've become disabled and you also can't be selected for redundancy just because you're disabled.

If you are looking for employment, you should be honest in completing the application process and you should not be worried about using a letter to explain your myasthenia in more detail - you can always ask us for help with letters.

There is statutory protection and benefits available if your ability to work is limited, either temporarily or permanently. Myaware is able to offer help and information about employment or other support available. For more information, have a look at our benefits and welfare advice page and talk to Steve, our benefits and welfare officer.