Administer Preemployment Fitness Tests

Key Points

  • Employers may conduct pre-offer physical fitness tests provided the tests do not constitute medical examinations.
  • However, any fitness test that could have a disparate impact on a protected class of applicants should be avoided unless the test is truly job-related and consistent with business needs.
  • Other preemployment tests such as psychological, vision and intelligence tests may be permissible in certain circumstances.

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