Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
The ADA prohibits employers from asking pre-employment questions about
disabilities and physical conditions unless the questions directly relate
to "essential job functions." You can only ask for job-related
disability information after you make a conditional offer of employment.
Other laws, such as the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Age Discrimination
Employment Act, also affect the types of pre-employment questions that
employers may ask.
The same questions must be asked of all applicants. Examples of questions
that you may ask include:
Can you move 50 pounds from point A to point B with or without accommodations?
Can you sit for two hours at a time?
Would you be able to arrive at work by 8:00 AM every day?
For information about Disabled Applicant and Reasonable Accommodation,
Disability Services Information.