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We employ CDL drivers that drive 18 wheelers. Are we allowed

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We employ CDL drivers that drive 18 wheelers. Are we allowed to ask about their medical conditions, history and/or prescription medicines they take?
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Employment Law
Expert:  Infolawyer replied 2 months ago.

Hello and welcome. I am working on your answer and will be right back!

Expert:  Infolawyer replied 2 months ago.

You are entitled to make sure they are clear to work and qualified. Medical records are relevant to that decision. Of course you need to and should assure applicants that information will be guarded and maintained with the utmost of confidentiality.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
to be clear, it is within our legal right to inquire about medical conditions and prescriptions from our employees who operate any kind of machinery, CDL drivers, etc?
Expert:  Infolawyer replied 2 months ago.

Correct, it is relevant to performance of duties.

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Expert:  Infolawyer replied 2 months ago.

thank you in advance.

Expert:  Infolawyer replied 2 months ago.

Kindly let me know if the answer is acceptable, thank you.