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« on: October 23, 2010, 04:21:23 PM »

Employers are being urged to withdraw pre-employment health questionnaires, unless they are job specific.

The warning follows a survey by Manchester law firm Pannone which revealed 65% of employers ask candidates pre-employment health questions as a matter of course.

The survey of more than 100 HR directors and senior managers also found that 48% of employers request candidates to fill in health questionnaires before a formal job offer is made.

In addition, 18% said they only asked questions that were specific to the particular role, while 82% asked generic questions.

In recent years many employers, particularly in the public sector, have introduced pre-employment health questionnaires, often as part of the application process.
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« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2010, 09:47:48 AM »

If I employed someone with diabetis or a heart condition I would want to know about it!

At least when the employment causes your health to suffer you can use the pre employement health questionaire to sue the employer.
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« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2010, 06:19:29 PM »

I can't see why an employer would have the right to know I have diabetes unless it somehow affected the job directly.
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« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2010, 10:28:35 AM »

Durrr!   If you had diabetis and had a "wobbly"  if people knew they would know what to do to save you! 

AND diabetics ofetn have a really bad temper due to sugar levels or something and you could then give them a biscuit to calm then down!
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« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2010, 06:50:06 PM »

There's no need for the "Durrr!"

I would tell somebody at work but I disagree with pre-employment health questionnaires...basically as the item above says. Unless it's job specific. 
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