The Equality Act 2010 introduced a ban on pre-employment medical screening before a job offer is made. Six years on, Katie Wooller, a solicitor at Burges Salmon, looks at some of the more difficult issues this raises for employers and HR.
Updated to include changes to the law on employing foreign nationals.
On this week's XpertHR Weekly, we consider employers' responsibilities towards disabled job applicants during the recruitment process.
Under the Equality Act 2010, employers are prevented from asking potential recruits questions about their health before a job offer is made, with some exceptions. This means that employers need to be careful about the questions they ask during the recruitment process in order to avoid liability for disability discrimination. Employment lawyer Kate Barker looks at what this means for employers in practice.
A model contract clause on medical examinations and medical reports for use when drafting an employee's contract or particulars of employment to retain an express right to require an employee to undergo a medical examination under his or her contract of employment.
A model questionnaire, following a job offer, to obtain basic information about an applicant's health, where this is a necessary requirement for the role.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to use of medical questionnaires and examinations.