I have some really great news! Yesterday I went on an interview and the same day they called me and offered me the job! I was so shocked!
I am a little worried about the pre-employment physical. This will be my first one since my diagnosis. Should I just play dumb and not mention my CD? Anyone have any suggestions?
I am just worried I may lose this job but my hubby thinks I am worrying about nothing. I doubt they are the type that would discriminate but I want to be 100% sure nothing will disqualify me from the job (it is a desk job) I am also overweight.
Hopefully all of you will say I am just being silly and not to worry but I am a worry wart. with losing my current job I just have had horrible luck lately. (my current boss says I am not working out and gave me till Feb 29th to find employment)
Diagnosed w/ Crohn’s Disease March 2007 On 150mg Azathioprine (generic Imuran), Pentasa, & Entocort (take zofran for nausea now)
Diagnosed w/ Fibromyalgia May 2007 also on Soma
Also have Arthritis, and feel like I am falling apart sometimes...
I think according to hipa or something like that you don't have to disclose anything about your health unless it would greatly affect your job performance or endanger the health of others. It's your right to privacy. If it was me I wouldn't mention it. After you have been working there for a while and they get to know you maybe then you could tell them about it. Then if they don't like it and let you go, at least you would get unemployment.
Post Edited By Moderator (Ides) : 1/30/2008 6:27:03 PM (GMT-7)
Hey there, You may want to be aware that both the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) and the FEHA (Fair Employment and Housing Act) prohibits medical examinations and inquiries until after the employer has made a "real" job offer to an applicant. For a "real" offer under the ADA and FEHA, an employer must either have completed all non-medical components of its application process or be able to demonstrate that it could not reasonably have done so before issuing the offer. The purpose is in part to protect the applicants’ privacy and in part to enable applicants to more easily discern whether the reason for their rejection was based on medical grounds alone.
I would make sure the background checks have all cleared and go for the examination, be honest on any questionaire and ask upfront what tests are being run on your lab work. You should not have to hide anything medical. Good Luck and keep us posted.Gentle HugsKitt
thanks Glad Bag!
I am going in about an hour to take my physical and drug screen. I got the paperwork and where it asked I did put my medicines. I figure my coworkers won't even know what it is. From what they told me the hearing test is the most important there.
I am still nervous but I think it will be OK.