Disclosing a disability lawsuit!Save as Favorite
Hello! In Jan 2012 I started a new job and in Feb 2012 I was diagnosed with stage 2B HER+ Invasive breast cancer. I worked the whole time through 2 surgeries, radiation and chemo. My treatments lasted well over a year but I never went over sick days or vacation days and managed the time very well. From start date to March 2013 I had no big problems at work, met all my goals, but got a few comments from my boss like " You are not really that sick, I knew people with stage 4" when I asked for accommodations. There was a board meeting in March 2013 that would start at 6pm - 11pm. That day, I had called in and said I would be there for the meeting and everything was ready, but I would need to come in late for the work day because I didn't have the stamina for 9am to 11pm. It was 4 months short of my finishing treatments, but I was fired. I filed a lawsuit. Fast foot forward, Iam finished with all treatments, now have a temp job (hair has grown back and looking strange but no one can tell if they didn't know me before) and the temp job is considering hiring me full time. They have to do a background check. The background check asked if I ever sued a company. I did say yes, but did not provide details because I never disclosed cancer to them. I told them I was let go due to restructure. They have not asked me about this yet - but they will. How do I put this situation diplomatically when they ask me what the lawsuit is about???