When recruiting and hiring, always pay attention to laws protecting applicants with disabilities, including the federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act.
The Ninth Circuit recently held that a railway company violated the ADA when it required a job applicant with a history of back problems to pay for a pricey medical test — and then revoked his job offer when he refused (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. BNSF Railway Company, 2018 WL 4100185 (2018)).
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