Acceptable Interview Questions to Ask a Disabled Person Under ADA Regulations

An employer is not allowed to ask questions related to disability or use medical examinations until after a job offer is made. Application and interview questions should be focused on non-medical job qualifications, employment history, and education. It is also acceptable to ask if the applicant can meet the job’s essential duties and requirements.  An employer is allowed to ask if a person with a disability will need a reasonable accommodation to do the job in question.

Questions You May Not Ask

You may ask how much time an applicant took off in a previous job (but not the reasons), why they left a previous job, and any past discipline. You cannot ask about their impairment or how they became disabled, about their use of medication, or about any prior worker compensation history.

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