Many employers routinely use pre-employment medical tests as part of their selection process. These tests can be a useful part of the selection process for jobs that require certain physical or mental attributes e.g. accessing heights.
It is vital that a pre-employment medical test relates exclusively and directly to the particular duties of the job and does not discriminate against people with disabilities. Employers could be liable for discrimination if they misuse pre-employment medical tests.
What are the main features of a non-discriminatory medical test?
The main features of a non-discriminatory pre-employment medical test are: