Martin Chitwood: 6 illegal nursing interview questions

ILLEGAL: “Do you have any disabilities? Any recent illnesses or operations?”

LEGAL: “Are you able to perform the essential job functions?”

Discriminating against the disabled, whether wheelchair-bound or clinically depressed, is a classic example of illegal hiring practices. But the employer still has a right to make sure you can do the job you’re hired for, and rephrasing the question accordingly is within their rights. As a nurse, you’ll be required to be in top shape, both physically and mentally, as part of the job requirements means have the lives of others depend on you.

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2 Responses to Martin Chitwood: 6 illegal nursing interview questions

  1. aileen

    It saddens me that age is a big issue here in the Philippines,i hope they will look into what is more essential -the knowledge that a nurse possess and her disposition is more important than how long she has lived.

  2. tracie

    if im disabled but can work with restrictions dont the employer have to try to make accomadations or can they just not hire me at all

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