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Re: [IP] is diabetes considered to be a disability



My big mistake was telling the doctor doing the physical that I had
diabetes. A lawyer told me that they can not legally ask me this question
for employement, so I now just put N/A.
Hook Em' Horns---
----- Original Message -----
From: "jspock @shore.net" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Friday, July 05, 2002 2:09 PM
Subject: Re: [IP] is diabetes considered to be a disability


> >It really pisses me off that the governement can be exempt from
>something
> >like the ADA
>
> Actually, they aren't.  There are *very few* companies that have any type
of
> exemption.  Those that are exempt are typically very small businesses
(like
> a mom and pop place) that have under a specified number of employees.
>
> Exemptions for state and local governments are (again, typically)
structural
> exemptions for physical access in buildings that are considered historic.
>
> >But, the main issue I see doesn't have anything to do with the ADA:
> > >Unless they require their regional managers to drive a comercial
> > >vehicle, passing a DOT physical would not be a legitimate requirement
> > >for the position an clearly discriminatory (but not necessarily under
> > >the ADA).  Passing some kind of physical that addresses your ability
>to
> >carry out the duties of the position would be legitimate -- but I
>imagine
> >the DOT physical has very different and more stringent >requirements than
> >is necessary or appropriate for someone in a desk >job.
>
> If a physical or other type of medical tests (blood or urine testing for
> drug screenings, for example) is required for all employees, and they use
> those results for some other purpose (or a company tests for something
> without telling the applicant) then they would be violating not only the
ADA
> but also the Rehabilitation Act of 1976(?) and other civil rights laws as
> well.
>
> Weird Jenn
> email @ redacted
> AIM:  jspock1
> ICQ:  25177424
> MSN:  email @ redacted
>
> "Open up your mind and let your fantasies unwind."
>          ---"Music of the Night" "Phantom of the Opera"
>
>
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