Re: How Much Information Can My Employeer Get About My Illness
That "might" be enough but the employer will most likely want enough info (as cbg said) to see if you qualify for any job protected leave (FMLA) or any accommodation.
Regarding unemployment ins. - if you get fired for being absent (& there's no job protection), it will be up to the state to decide if you receive UI or not. Their opinion is the only one that counts.
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