Can I still work with PKD? Do I need to tell my employer I’ve been diagnosed?


Most people with PKD can continue to lead fulfilling careers after a diagnosis, and the decision to tell your employer about a PKD diagnosis can be a deeply personal one. Some considerations to factor into your decision may be whether you will need special accommodations at your work place, flexibility to make appointments and take time off for procedures, and the degree to which you are impacted on the job. For more information on what your employer can offer you throughout your diagnosis and treatment journey, we encourage you to find out more about the labour regulations in your province, or visit the Government of Canada’s Federal Labour Standards page.