An employer may required a prospective employee to have a physical examination prior to hiring. Passing a physical can be a condition of employment. Employment physical examinations may include physical examinations and health inquiries including drug and alcohol tests, psychological tests, and physical or mental health assessments.
To protect against hiring discrimination, the physical examination should be required after a job is offered. In addition, the physical examination must be related to the job the applicant will be doing.
In addition, employees may be required to have physicals if health or fitness is a job requirement.
Employment Health Screenings