Hello again and thank you for your reply. Without knowing what the specific credentialing paperwork says, I can't say with certainty that the notation was correct or not. However, it is technically a time when you were not training that would have normally been work time. As long as your employer would have noted any absence, whether for medical leave or other leave not related to medical time off, for example vacation, as a gap, then there is nothing unlawful in their action. The only possibility of discriminatory notation of your medical leave would be if they only did that in your case, as I mentioned, and not when others who were on non-medical related leave were off. So, if you have evidence that this is the case, then you would want to go back to them and ask them to issue a corrected credentialing form.
As for future employers, it would be unlawful for them to even ask about this medical leave, and also, honestly usually it wouldn't even cross their minds. I can tell you though that the use of "personal reasons" is a non-discriminatory notation and in no way denotes or connotes a psychological problem. In fact it would be unlawful for them to say what your health condition was.
I would say that it would have been more appropriate for them to make a notation of use of sick leave and just leave it at that. So, that would be where you might focus in dealing with them. Since many employees take sick leave from time to time.
But again, as far as future employers go, they cannot ask, nor do they routinely even consider asking about why you were on medical leave. If anyone asks you that, then you simply state that under employment laws
that question is unlawful and then you can file an EEOC
complaint against them.
Finally, in terms of what an employer may tell prospective employers. They can provide any truthful information about your work history or performance, but cannot discuss private issues such as your age, race, medical/disability, etc.
Please let me know if you need any clarification. I would be glad to assist you further if I can.