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July 5 2018

Request for medical information based on safety concerns ruled acceptable

A ruling by the Court of Appeals held that an employer's concern about workplace safety was a nondiscriminatory reason for requesting a medical examination.  The employee suffered from depression and although cleared by his doctor to work, his wife expressed concerns to his employer. The employer placed him on leave and requested further documentation, after which he was eventually terminated.

This was deemed legitimate concern by the employer.