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Asking about sickness absence during recruitment

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Last updated on 30 May 2017
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Can we ask about sickness absence at or before interview? Under the Equality Act 2010, employers cannot ask about health or disabilities until a job offer has been made. This article looks at exceptions to this restriction, and relays advice about requesting sickness absence records.

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  1. 1 Restriction on asking questions about health and disabilities
  2. 2 Requesting sickness absence records
  3. 3 Questions about other forms of absence

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