Work and asthma

4) Discussions with your employer

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If your work is affecting your health it is a good idea to start discussions with your employer when you have your diagnosis. If you work for a large organisation you may be able to speak to your occupational health or human resources department.

Think about your work tasks.

  • Where you work.
  • The conditions you work in.
  • Your hours.
  • What your job involves physically.
  • Mental concentration.
  • Travel either as part of your work or to and from work.