Ok, so this really isn't the best time to be applying for a new job, but I was thinking about moving on before I got diagnosed and I saw a vacancy that I was really interested in recently so I thought, "What the hell, why not?" and have just applied.
The problem is that it's for a public body and so you apply online and one of those equal opportuntity monitoring forms popped up which asks "Do you consider yourself to have a disability?".
Well, I don't consider myself to have one, but under the law we have the protection afforded people with disabilities under the Equality Act and potential employers must not discriminate against us because we've had cancer.
So I have answered 'no' to the question and decided that if we get to the stage where I actually get offered the job, then I will tell them, seeing as my cancer history should not have been a factor in any decision making. I'll just have to trust that they wouldn't see that as deceitful or manipulative. They need to know because I will need to take time off to go for monitoring checks (and watch my stress levels) as a minimum, but a decent employer should be ok with that I reckon.
I think I've done the right thing for me, but what do you guys think? When would you tell a potential new employer about your situation?