American Journal of Law & Medicine

Disability & ADA: employer medical exam requirements under the ADA - Hennenfent v. Mid Dakota Clinic.(Americans with Disabilities Act)

Disability & ADA: Employer Medical Exam Requirements under the ADA-Hennenfent v. Mid Dakota Clinic(1)--The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit held that a clinic that required its disabled employee to take a second medical exam for purposes of determining necessary accommodations after his condition worsened was not in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).(2) Under the ADA, an employer must make "reasonable accommodations" for the physical or mental limitations of an otherwise capable employee.(3) However, employers are forbidden to require medical examinations of their employees for purposes of determining the extent of their disability, unless the examination is "job-related and consistent with business necessity. …

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