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Am I required to take a physical?

Physical exams cannot be offered until an applicant is offered the job, conditioned upon the results of the physical. Even still, physical exams are only legal inasmuch as the results are kept private, a business necessity justifies the exam, the exam focuses on the applicant’s ability to do the job, all applicants have to take the same exam, and the applicant is allowed to undergo a subsequent exam if the initial exam is not positive. If employment is revoked based upon the results of a physical exam, the employer must prove that the person’s physical abilities were crucial to the position and that no reasonable accommodation could be made to employ the applicant.