The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has released a
fact sheet designed to help hiring officials and educate
disabled job applicants about Title I of the Americans
with Disabilities Act and how it protects the rights of
the disabled throughout the hiring process.
The fact sheet covers information about interviews, testing,
reasonable accommodations and medical information. It also
explains the ADA’s rules on when employers may seek medical
information from applicants. For example, before making a
job offer, the fact sheet says that an employer cannot
require a medical examination or ask questions that are
likely to reveal that an applicant has a disability,
according to EEOC.
The publication reviews the types of questions that are
prohibited during interviews and on applications, and
discusses what questions an employer may ask of applicants
with obvious disabilities, such as deafness or loss of a
limb, said EEOC. The fact sheet is available at http://www.eeoc.gov.