Posted On: October 07, 2009 by David H. Greenberg

WHAT KINDS OF QUESTIONS CAN MY EMPLOYER ASK ME ABOUT MY HEALTH?

In California, there are personal questions about your health that your employer can and cannot ask. Often, employers ask questions about your health in the hope that they can identify their workers’ health issues early — and possibly develop a health plan to help in an attempt to lower their insurance costs. While this is a good business move, as a CA employee you need to make sure that your employer is not asking you questions he is not allowed to ask.

Questions such as: Do you smoke? Do you drink? What is your cholesterol levels? Blood pressure? Weight? Are okay. Questions about family history are usually not okay for your employer to ask. It is not legal for your employer to discriminate against you because of your genetic history. Talk to an experienced employment lawyer if your employer is asking you inappropriate health questions.

If you are a CA employee who believes that because of your genetic history that you have been the victim of discrimination at your job, call the hard working legal team of Law Offices of David H. Greenberg at 1-888-204-1014. Our skilled employment attorneys will provide you with a free consultation regarding your legal rights. You can also visit our website at www.discriminationattorney.com for more information on discrimination of all types.