I’m starting a new job on Monday (8th) but I have the Friday (12th) off for an appointment at the hospital with a gynaecologist. I believe I will be told that I need a cystoscopy and possibly another laparoscopy.
My new employer hasn’t given me a medical form or asked if I have any conditions to declare. They know I have an appointment but they don’t know where or what for.
What should I do? Should I wait and see if the gynaecologist says I need more tests/treatment and then tell my new employer if that’s the case? Or, even if the gynaecologist doesn’t want to do any tests or treatment, do I still have to declare that I have Endometriosis anyway? Or, can I just not tell my new employer?
My previous employer wasn’t very understanding and they definitely stretched the boundaries of what’s acceptable before it becomes discrimination. I’m nervous about making my new employer annoyed if I need time off for an operation and making them think I’ll be off sick a lot.
Thank you in advance! 🙂