Do you require medical exams of applicants before they start working for you? If so, do you know the rules that the ADA requires you follow? Last month, the EEOC settled a lawsuit it brought against a Florida staffing firm for alleged unlawful pre-employment medical exams under the ADA, which serves as a good reminder for employers of these rules. According to the lawsuit, the firm asked applicants to complete a paper application package with a detailed medical questionnaire — including sensitive health information and included numerous disability-related questions — before the company offered the applicant a position or placement.
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