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EEOC Guidelines for the Use of Medical Examinations with Existing Employees

Published Aug 28, 2018 12:06:02 PM posted in Safety, Post-Offer Employment Testing

The Technical Assistance Manual on the Employment Provisions (Title 1) of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which became law in 1990, provides clear guidelines to employers regarding the use of medical examinations and non-discriminatory hiring practices of new employees. But what do the EEOC and ADA say about the use of medical examinations with current, existing employees?

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The Foundational Piece of EEOC—Compliant Post-Offer Employment Testing

Published Aug 14, 2018 1:27:56 PM posted in Safety, Post-Offer Employment Testing

Post-offer employment testing, also known as physical abilities testing, gives employers the ability to ensure candidates are physically capable of performing the essential functions of a job. This is not a new concept, but some organizations avoid this type of testing due to the fear of being sued for discrimination. Case in point, just last month an organization paid $3.2 million as part of a lawsuit settlement as a result of a discrimination lawsuit filed against them by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). This can easily be avoided, though.

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Infographic: The Importance of Hiring Capable Workers

Published Mar 15, 2017 1:00:00 PM posted in Physical Demands Analysis, Post-Offer Employment Testing, Infographic

 

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Physical Demands Analysis & Post-Offer Testing

Published Mar 8, 2017 1:00:00 PM posted in Post-Offer Employment Testing, Physical Demands Analysis

Physical Demands Analyses and job specific post-offer testing play a crucial role in reducing or eliminating injury risks in the workplace. Download our eBook to learn the relationship between the Physical Demands Analysis and ergonomics, the benefits to using the Physical Demands Analysis and the important role of post-offer employment testing. 

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Is Job-Specific Post-Offer Employment Testing Needed Within My Organization?

Published Mar 6, 2017 1:24:42 PM posted in Post-Offer Employment Testing

Job-specific post-offer employment testing is an ADA/EEOC compliant method for determining if a job candidate is physically capable of performing the essential functions of a specific job. One of the most frequently asked questions involves determining whether or not job-specific post-offer testing is needed within an organization.

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