Your business may wish to hire employees who are well suited to a physically demanding task. This may make you wonder if your applicants are healthy enough to perform these tasks -- so much so you would like to ask about their medical history.
Amsted Rail Co., Inc. and Amsted Industries, Inc. had similar concerns about its applicants having carpal tunnel syndrome, so it performed tests and asked about potential hires' history with carpal tunnel. Now the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is suing Amsted for violating the ADA with its hiring practices.
Can employers ask potential hires about their medical histories?