Tara S. on August 7, 2022
So in 2020, I lost my retail position due to my cancer diagnosis. I was diagnosed with a stage 1b melanoma, which has been clear for 2 years now. I also have a mental health diagnosis that I am actively working through with a therapist and go to weekly appointments for. As far as my cancer, I am supposed to see a plastic surgeon for a removal later this month but on-going I see my dermatologist every 6 months and my oncologist every 6. How do I bring this up to my employer? It's a hybrid position once I'm trained up, but these on-going appointments aren't going to change and I'm scared to bring up anything to them, how do I broach this to let them know I'm fully capable of doing my job but that these on-going appointments are still critical.