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Prehiring medical tests and questionnaires: Proceed with caution

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 @ 9:38 AM | By Marianne Plamondon

Employers often rely on a doctor’s recommendations in determining the relevance of medical questions on a prehiring questionnaire and of medical tests for prospective employees. However, the legal considerations in this regard should never be obscured by medical ones.

The prehiring process demands a thorough analysis of all the circumstances in order to ensure that the employer does not become liable for discrimination or invasion of privacy, for example. The legal issues that arise in connection with prehiring medical questionnaires and tests are complex, and employers...