Re: Keep health records private? (Was: Gray hair, etc)

Subject: Re: Keep health records private? (Was: Gray hair, etc)
From: "Diane Evans" <diane_evans -at- hotmail -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 21 Jan 2002 15:08:03

Are health records really routinely checked at hiring time?

Back in the dark ages, I worked in a factory where a full physical was required before hiring. I was asked questions such as whether I had menstrual cramps!

Today, most of these questions are prohibited by virtual of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Perhaps things are different in other countries, though.

I also was treated in the not-to-distant past for depression and Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome. I have never had a potential employer even ask about my health, nor has this treatment affected my ability to get a job. (One of my therapy strategies was to leave teaching and start tech writing full-time!)

Diane Evans, currently unemployed tech writer -- but getting closer to employment!

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