Going for job interviews - do you tell them you have Bowel Cancer and still needing chemo?
Looking at relocating and will need to secure a job, but my mind is on the issue of disclosure of my condition (stage 4 on palliative/ maintenance chemo).
On one hand I am vaguely aware that having cancer is treated as a disability and that there should not be discrimination, but being realistic, any employer is going to look at this as a negative point as I'll need a day off every 2 weeks for chemo and time off for going for blood test the day before treatment and the other host of appointments for pump removal and general appointments etc. So there is a side of me that says "keep schtum"
Is there an obligation to disclose my condition before being offered a job?
I am also sympathetic to an employer's situation in that to be told all this after accepting a position would majorly annoy them.
So what are any "ground rules" here?
Would be interested to learn of other people's experiences.
I have continued working full time since being diagnosed last December and have had 25 chemo sessions so far with positive results.