I was taken out of work by my PCP (primary care practitioner) for severe medical reasons. I gave my job proper notice and had provided my work note. I was not aware that I did not have to disclose any health info with my employer and unfortunately made the mistake in telling ONE of the managers why I would be out. He said he understood, wished me the best and said he looked forwards to seeing me back at work.
A few weeks later I returned to work and as one of my co-workers were welcoming me back and asked where I've been, our shift lead yells out "she was 'sick'" with air quotes and emphasis on sick. I brushed it off and continued with my work. Almost 2 weeks after that incident, I was talking to one of the new hires that I had never met or spoken to until now, and she says to me "oooh you're name they said you've been out 'sick'" with the same air quotes. It's really upsetting because the reason I was out is still ongoing and its caused me so much extra stress and depression. I've had to cut back my work hours because I'm afraid to go to work some days.
Is there anything I can do? I can't quit my job, but I'm currently looking for a new one.