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.
The law on making job offers, including pre-employment medical checks, pensions auto-enrolment and prohibited recruitment conduct, medical questionnaires and checking references and qualifications.
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 pre-employment health checks and questions.