Rights and responsibilities
Remember, you’re not legally required to tell your employer about your mental health condition, unless there’s a risk to yourself or others. If you decide to tell your employer, they have a legal responsibility to maintain your privacy, protect you from discrimination in the workplace and make changes to the workplace to support you.
However, unless you tell your employer about your mental health condition, it will be very difficult to make a formal disability claim at a later stage, should it be necessary.
It may also be a good idea to disclose if your performance at work has become an issue or you are facing disciplinary procedures. Likewise, if your ability to safely execute tasks or operate machinery is compromised, it is worthwhile telling your employer regardless of whether you legally have to.