Is it legal for a prospective employer to ask you what medications you’re on?
this is so important that i’m reblogging it. NO. NO IT IS NOT. read more.
Very important! All my chronic condition people take note.
Employers cannot ask ANY health status information before extending a job offer. They can’t specify it in the job description (only required physical abilities as pertains to essential functions of the job, like “can lift X pounds” for a warehouse kind of job or something), they can’t ask or try to get you to talk about it in your interview. They can only ask about conditions that would affect what accommodations you’d need in the workplace, and they can only do that AFTER making an official offer of employment and you officially accepting. At which point, if they find out what you need and then retract their offer, you have grounds for an EEO discrimination complaint. At no point EVER should your meds be relevant to the conversation unless you’re accepting a position that requires you to operate heavy machinery or vehicles and the medication you take makes that unsafe, because then it’s a legit safety concern both for you and anyone you’d be working with.
/newbie HR person who’s getting way too into this stuff lately