Disability-related inquiry

A disability-related inquiry is a question asked by an employer about whether a person has a disability. The question can be direct, such as “Do you have a disability?” or “Do you have a physical or mental condition that would prevent you from doing this job?” or it can be indirect so that an answer may reveal disability information, such as “Do you need an accommodation?” or “Are you currently taking any prescription medications?” A disability-related inquiry can be asked only in certain specific circumstances and generally only after a job has been offered.

[ Read: The ADA and Employers ]

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