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I just got hired by a health care provider but I now need to

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I just got hired by a health care provider but I now need to do their Health asseement (OHA) on one of their questions it states:
have you been treated for skin infections, eczema, herpes? If I answer yes, would this hurt my chances for getting the job? on the next page I will have to explain. I was recently tested positive to having herpes. would I have to disclose this information. I don't want to lie about it either. I will be working in the office.
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: California Employment Law
Expert:  FLAandNYLawyer replied 6 years ago.

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So sorry to hear of this dilemma. If my answer is not clear to you, please ask me for clarification by using the reply button.

WebLaw :

Answering yes cannot legally impact your job

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Federal laws prohibit employment discrimination on the grounds of a disability

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Since you have already been hired, if the offer were to be withdrawn due to your health condition, you would be able to file an EEOC complaint

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Customer: replied 6 years ago.
you do think I should be honest, when I change providers for my medical benenfits and need to have my medical records transfered, I will not have anything to hide from them right! If I answered no and they found out later, I could be in trouble right!! This information will be kept private without my new supervisor or co workers finding out right?? thank you for you help!
Customer: replied 6 years ago.

I am looking at the instruction sheet for Employee health occupational health assessment (OHA)

it states:

The purpose of the OHA is to determine if you are free from infectious diseases and able to perform the job with or without restrictions or accommodations.


The assessment will include a review of your health history, immunizations, occupational exam, blood tests, and resppirator fit testing if indicated. The entire process will take approx 30-60 mins to complete...