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Posted by Dr. Bob on October 31, 1998, at 11:26:16

In reply to Re: Wrong? No, posted by Dr. Bob on October 30, 1998, at 5:01:20

> once someone has a job, *denying them a
> job* isn't an issue anymore.
> So, AFAIK, it's not illegal to ask them if they're
> taking any medication.

I looked into this a little more. The ADA deals
with discrimination both when someone's applying
for a job and once they're on the job.

Before hiring someone, an employer isn't supposed
to ask about disabilities. They can, of course, ask
if the person can do the job, possibly with
accommodations for disabilities, but the person
doesn't have to say at that time whether they would
need any such accommodations.

After hiring them, however, the employer can then
ask if they have any disabilities for which they
would like accommodations. That makes sense, since
how else would they know to make any

But even then, they're not supposed just to ask
what disabilities the person has, period. So I
don't think it would be OK to ask what medications
they're on, period, either.

Unless there are special circumstances. An airline
pilot can probably be required to disclose the
medications they're on, for example, but a flight
attendant probably can't.





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