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Medical Examinations

Discussion in 'Law School & Careers in Law' started by onyour4s, Nov 25, 2002.

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  1. onyour4s

    onyour4s Law Topic Starter New Member

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    I am protected under the ADA. I was wondering if I am required by law to provide information about my disability during a medical examination questionaire? Since the positions that i apply for require a medical prior to being given the job offer.

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  2. Michael Wechsler

    Michael Wechsler Administrator Staff Member

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    Is there a specific question asking you whether you are covered under the ADA? Wouldn't your employer know you are disabled? If so, then it would be an easy connection that you would be covered. I would think you need to provide reasonable disclosure about your medical condition during your medical, as it pertains to the examination.
     
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    onyour4s Law Topic Starter New Member

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    I am considered an epileptic, which from what i read is covered under the ADA. I am also a reserve police officer. Now if i go and apply with other agencies, during their medical exam forms, it asks are you epileptic. My question is do I have to put yes, or can I omit this information from the questionaire legally?

    My medical condition would not jeopardize my job performance or the safety of others. Its the fact that when i did disclose it with my current agency the process before getting on the department took an extra 3-4 months of additional information required by the cities risk management and occupational safety committee. I would just like to bypass the red tape. I know Im rationalizing here, but its also true!

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  4. Michael Wechsler

    Michael Wechsler Administrator Staff Member

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    My understanding is that you do not have to tell a potential employer about your condition. However, if you are asked during an interview in some form, you would need to provide disclosure and not conceal the condition actively. The ADA kicks in once the employer is or becomes aware of the fact that you do have a specific condition.
     

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