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Law360, New York (August 16, 2011, 12:32 PM EDT) -- When can you, as a Human Resources Manager, get confidential medical information about one of your applicants or employees from your own medical department? Or, indeed, from any medical provider?

It is common for employers to require applicants to undergo a pre-employment medical examination after a conditional offer of hire. Also, employees may be required to have a medical examination if it is job-related and justified by business necessity.

For example, suppose you send an employee for a fitness-for-duty medical exam because the employee fainted on...
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