Re: Human nature
Not sure of the legalities of this. Employees are protected, at least in theory and on paper, from being fired because of medical reasons. That said, I would imagine you wouldn't have to search very hard to find people who believe they were let go, at least in part, because they had some kind of medical condition; proving it might be difficult, though. And while a company would be very unlikely to say they didn't hire you because you'd had X, Y, or Z, it's pretty tough to think that wouldn't be part of the equation. So if they knew you lived on a diet of Twinkies and Coke, never walked when you could drive, and were on 25 medications, their opinion of you could well be colored long before they read your resume -- if they ever got that far.