Employers are restricted by the ADA when they ask job applicants to answer medical questions, undergo a medical examination, or identify a disability.
Employers may not ask job applicants about a disability or the nature of an evident disability. Employers may not ask job applicants to take a medical exam or answer questions about their medical history before offering a job.
Employers may ask job applicants if they are able to perform the job. An employer can condition a job offer by asking a candidate to answer certain medical questions and pass a medical exam. However, this is only allowed if all employees are in the same job.
An employer can ask for medical information once a person has been hired and started work. This is only if an employer has medical documentation that supports the request for accommodation.
Employers must also keep medical records confidential and separate from other information.
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