Can you be turned down for a job because of health problems?
I was recently in an interview for a position as a security guard at a college. They required a physical (which came out of my pocket) and then turned me down because of my odd glucose and hormone levels. I am a young woman suffering from PCOS. PCOS is a reproductive issue which is caused by odd glucose levels and causes odd testosterone and estrogen levels. They say they never heard of it and have put me through a series of drug tests because of it. Is this legal?
Asked By: Megs S - 7/12/2009
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Generally speaking, no, it is not legal to refuse someone a job because of a disease, with few exceptions. For example, Canada's military has a legal right to refuse people with certain medical conditions that may compromise their safety while deployed and their ability to perform their required duties. Other areas... More
Answered By: reginachick22 - 7/12/2009
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The health of an employee is an important consideration. The employer has three things to consider. Aptitude, being physically able to do the job, and how much time will be lost because of illness. Do you look physically fit for the job? Would you be physically qualified to take a job with your local police force?
Answered By: mlewis3498 - 7/12/2009
It depends on what you signed. I am sure you signed some type of document either at the employers office or the physicians office that said something about their right not to employ you if the physical were not passed. If you signed a document stating that you understood this, the company has the legal right to deny... More
Answered By: 713Training.Com - 7/12/2009
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