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As an employer, are you aware of what questions you can ask job applicants about their disability and health under the Equality Act 2010? The…

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As an employer, are you aware of what questions you can ask job applicants about their disability and health under the Equality Act 2010?

The guidance in the PDF available to download below provides the information you need to know so that your questions are appropriate.

Further information, including questions and examples, is also available at the links below.

Date: Fri May 25 10:11:00 BST 2012

Guidance on the questions you can ask job applicants about their disability and health under the Equality Act 2010.

There are specific circumstances when you can ask questions about disability and health before a job offer is made.

Some application processes may involve assessment tests or interviews. These processes should not unreasonably disadvantage disabled people.

You can ask questions about disability and health at an early stage in the application process, if you want to monitor the diversity of your job applicants.

You can ask an applicant if they are disabled if you are trying to encourage disabled people to work for you.

Some jobs may require a person with a particular disability to do them.

When an employer can ask questions about disability and health after a job offer has been made.

To qualify for disability protection under the Act a person must meet the Act’s definition of a disabled person.

Published 25 May 2012