I have just been offered a job subject to references.
Unfortunately I had 4 weeks sick leave earlier this year due to a viral illness. I understand pre-employment health questionnaires are no longer allowed, but could my referee - current line manager -be asked about my sickness record?
Don't know but I'm sure if they can ask they will ask for number of occasions and one long block will look much better than a day or two every month - don't worry, you are allowed to be ill and although I don't know I would be amazed if they are allowed to withdraw an offer because you were ill if refs are otherwise good!
I wouldn't worry about it depending on the job or employer they might not ask about you sickness. If they do you would probably be given a chance to explain it if need be but like others have said one incident is a lot better than lots of one days.
That really wouldn't put me off . I've not been off since 2004 but if something like that happens, it happens and I'm not stupid enough to think it couldn't happen to anyone. A day or two at a time, most months is a lot more concerning.