Note: Please make sure that you talk about relevant health conditions, wherever needed while having a discussion during your HR interview questions and answers round.
A “serious health condition” generally includes pregnancy or any chronic disease such as epilepsy and cancer.
If you do not have any of the above, do not give out too many details about your illness.
For example, if you are suffering from cold flu, say so.
Do not exaggerate the situation as it might create a negative impression wherein your HR will start to anticipate your absence in the near future.
If you do so, you might bid goodbye to goodies such as travel opportunities, promotions, hikes and even ripe leadership positions.
It is permissible for your future employer to question you. Some might ask you to get a complete medical check-up done and submit the report during joining.
While giving out the answer, be brief and summarize the health condition in a few short sentences.
Possible Answer #1:
“I am partially color blind. Sometimes I face difficulty in distinguishing between colors.
For example, I cannot see shades or tones of the same color.
But for your information, no adjustments would be required on your part to accommodate this minor disability.
As you can see from my resume, it does not have any impact on my ability to get the job done.”
Possible Answer #2:
“I do not have severe health issues, but I do have a migraine issue.
I have never disclosed my condition on a job interview before or on a pre-employment health questionnaire, as I was afraid that it might jeopardize my career.
But I am undergoing both acute (abortive) and preventive (prophylactic) therapies and most of my colleagues know about it.
The situation is completely under control and I have been almost cured.”
Possible Answer #3:
“I do not have any serious medical issues.”