Ellen H. on January 24, 2017
I am currently job seeking after losing a job because I did not meet FMLA requirements and had to take time off for cancer surgery. I will need another surgery in 3-6 months. Do I need to notify a new employer of the upcoming surgery? Is there anything I can do to protect myself from another job loss since I will not meet FMLA requirements with a new employer before the next surgery is due? I'm very stressed about how these short-term employments on my employment history may negatively impact the career I've worked so hard to build and how they could be explained away to a potential employer without delving into my medical circumstances. For someone who is well-qualified and an excellent employee, I feel like I'm fighting an uphill battle with many odds stacked against me. I live in Ohio which is an "at will" employment state. Thank you for whatever help you can lend.