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Equality Bill to ban pre-employment health questionnaires

Pre-employment health questionnaires will become illegal under new proposals outlined in the Equality Bill.

Last night the House of Lords introduced a ground-breaking clause into the Bill that for the first time will see the prohibition of healthcare screening before candidates are offered a job.

Until now, employers have been able to ask job applicants whether they have a disability, are taking medication or have a medical condition.

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January 22, 2010

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