A pre-employment physical exam is pretty standard at many companies, especially in a workplace as physical as a warehouse. So why did the EEOC just settle a lawsuit with Dollar General because of their pre-employment physical exam policy?
Because Dollar General asked employees not just about their medical history, but about their family medical histories as well. This violates a little-known law known as GINA — the Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission reports that leaders at Dollar General’s Bessemer, Alabama distribution center asked candidates to share information about “past and present medical conditions of family members such as cancer, diabetes, and heart disease.”
As an employer, you can conduct a pre-employment physical as long as it meets the following conditions:
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