Pre-employment medical screening: Before making a job offer, the general rule is that you can’t ask questions about an applicant’s health. But, there are some exceptions, you can ask questions to establish whether an applicant will be able to carry out a specific function that is essential for the job. For example, if you are recruiting construction workers, you could ask whether applicants have a disability or health condition that would affect their ability to climb ladders.
What about after we make a job offer?
After a job offer is made, you can ask a variety of health questions. However Usually most employees tend to make a job offer conditional on satisfactory health checks or responses to health questions. You must ensure health questionnaires are relevant to the job; and comply with any duty to make reasonable adjustments for disabled candidates.
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