Employers Cannot Base Hiring Decisions On Disabilities

     The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently settled a lawsuit where it alleged that a staffing firm made health inquiries during the job application process.  The EEOC’s lawsuit claims that Strataforce required job applicants to complete a detailed medical questionnaire that asked for sensitive health information.  This alleged conduct violates the Americans with Disabilities Act, which prohibits hiring decisions on the basis of a prospective employee’s disability because this type of inquiry could subject job applicants to discrimination on the basis of a disability.  See EEOC v. Workforce Integration Inc., No. 1:17-cv-4104 (S.D. Ind.).

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