Employers are not permitted to ask about the health of a job applicant before offering a job to them, except in a limited number of situations. When a job offer has been made, it can be made conditional on satisfactory health checks, but employers must not discriminate against job applicants having received the results of such checks. Health checks would usually only be appropriate where relevant to the job or where reasonable adjustments need to be considered for disabled applicants.
For more information on pre-employment health questionnaires, please see:
REC3: Guidance: pre-employment health questionnaires.
REC3 – Guidance – pre-employment health questionnaires
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