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Where should you refer to the requirement to undergo a medical examination prior to being recruited?

Posted in : First Tuesday Q&A ROI on 6 July 2010
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You may refer to the requirement to undergo a medical examination in the application form or it may be included as a precondition in the contract. It is important to ensure that the medical is used only for the purposes of assessing the employee’s ability to do the job or for health and safety purposes. In circumstances where a medical examination reveals information relating to a disability (which is very broadly defined by the Equality Acts), which does not impact on an employee’s ability to do the job (or which would not so impact were reasonable accommodation provided), and an employer

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