job search and health issues
I have a family member who is looking for a job in California. She has had major problems with migraines and TMJ. She has some control now, and is ready to work, but still needs her medical support group.
If she does not volunteer any medical information, during the initial temporary status of the job, can that company find out anything about her health? I am not sure they can do it once she has been hired, but for those first 3 months or so, can they get any information about her? What if she uses the company insurance to see a physical therapist or psychiatrist (the way to get the most appropriate medication, can the company find out about the migraines, stereotype her, and fire her?
I have heard about people being fired after they have had heart attacks, and wonder what rights common people have.
If companies have access, do any of you know what the best type of company would be to search?
She has skills, but is looking for a more moderate job, so that she can function in a low stress situation while she is mending.