Telling a new boss about a medical condition?
August 22, 2013 10:43 AM Subscribe
My mom found out that she has cancer. Things are looking okay, but she'll need to travel a few hours away for surgery, followed by a week off work. Over the next couple of months, she'll need daily radiation. The twist is, she started a new job within the past month and a half. How should she share this with her boss (or should she share it at all)?
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- She needs to be out of town for the surgery, but not the radiation.
- The radiation should take about an hour a day (probably during work hours).
How should she bring this up with her boss? What are her legal protections? Is there something she could do to mitigate the fallout at work? Should she tell her coworkers?
Basically, this is a situation where there's lots of questions and not a ton of answers. Any ideas or suggestions would be greatly appreciated, especially if someone's gone through something similar.