newsletter – Equality Act 2010 – pre-employment health questions

With a few necessary exceptions the Equality Act 2010 makes it inappropriate for an employer to ask a job applicant any health related questions before offering work to the job applicant. Merely asking questions about the job applicant’s health is not unlawful disability discrimination but anything the employer does in reliance on information given in…

pre-employment health enquiries – good or bad idea?

Many employers require pre-employment health checks for prospective employees, often by requiring a successful candidate to complete a questionnaire. However, what happens if an employer decides to withdraw an offer of employment based on the information provided? Once again, our friend the Equality Bill comes into play following an amendment to the Bill in the…