Can a US employer ask what medications I'm on?
February 16, 2012 7:55 AM Subscribe
An employer decides to update their employee database and distributes a form with the usual name, address, emergency contact stuff on it. There is also a line for "Any medications you are currently taking."
posted by anonymous to Law & Government (13 answers total)
It's not clear or implied that the answer will affect employment, but it's not clear that it won't either. Filling the form is a requirement for getting the employee's paycheck. Some of the employees at this company operate machines. The company has a random drug testing policy in effect. Public safety is not a concern; we're not talking about pilots or bus drivers or anything like that.
Can a company in the US ask what medications their employees are taking?