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  Reply # 1449902 13-Dec-2015 22:19
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larknz: If you answer no to this question and then its later found that you can't do the job because of the condition the employer has grounds for dismissal because you lied on your application.


Unfortunatly not so simple for the poor employer who is now having to carry dead weight in their business. There is so many outs for not answering that which can be fine for the applicant.




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  Reply # 1449906 13-Dec-2015 22:32
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invisibleman18: My partner always struggles with this question since she has epilepsy. It's been well controlled with medication for the last few years and she tends to only have 1 decent seizure a year. Whenever she used to put it down as the answer to this question she never got to an interview. But since it's well controlled with daily medication she now figures that since the question is along the lines of "do you have any medical conditions that may affect your ability to work" rather than simply "do you have any medical conditions" she doesn't put it down anymore.

Yep. The question seems to cause a lot of stress for people who misinterpret it. Then for people who do over-misinterpret it the risk is the hiring person lacks the required medical knowledge to make a sensible assement.


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  Reply # 1450101 14-Dec-2015 12:49
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BTR: You are not understanding the questions properly, the majority of the time answering this question truthfully isn;t going to work against the job seeker unless they have no clue.


A few examples.

1. Someone with a mental illness applying for an office based role isn't likely to be "skipped over" as their illness is unlikely to stop them from doing their job.


2. Someone with a bad back who's applying to be a builder DOES have a condition that will hinder their ability to do that job.


3. Someone who has narcolepsy who's applying to be a bus driver DOES have a condition that will hinder their ability to do that job.

4. Someone with down syndrome applies for a job stocking shelves at a supermarket isn't likely to be "skipped over" as their illness is unlikely to stop them from doing their job.


Almost every person has an illness of some sort and going by your theory the unemployment rate would be a hell of a lot higher. 


I think that's a bit naive. They would absolutely be discriminated against (in many cases). If the condition doesn't effect your ability to do the job you DO NOT mention it.

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  Reply # 1450105 14-Dec-2015 13:03
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Paul1977:
BTR: You are not understanding the questions properly, the majority of the time answering this question truthfully isn;t going to work against the job seeker unless they have no clue.


A few examples.

1. Someone with a mental illness applying for an office based role isn't likely to be "skipped over" as their illness is unlikely to stop them from doing their job.


2. Someone with a bad back who's applying to be a builder DOES have a condition that will hinder their ability to do that job.


3. Someone who has narcolepsy who's applying to be a bus driver DOES have a condition that will hinder their ability to do that job.

4. Someone with down syndrome applies for a job stocking shelves at a supermarket isn't likely to be "skipped over" as their illness is unlikely to stop them from doing their job.


Almost every person has an illness of some sort and going by your theory the unemployment rate would be a hell of a lot higher. 


I think that's a bit naive. They would absolutely be discriminated against (in many cases). If the condition doesn't effect your ability to do the job you DO NOT mention it.



I see you missed the part where i said "isn't likely". I never said it wouldn't happen.

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  Reply # 1450162 14-Dec-2015 14:34
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BTR:
Paul1977:
BTR: You are not understanding the questions properly, the majority of the time answering this question truthfully isn;t going to work against the job seeker unless they have no clue.


A few examples.

1. Someone with a mental illness applying for an office based role isn't likely to be "skipped over" as their illness is unlikely to stop them from doing their job.


2. Someone with a bad back who's applying to be a builder DOES have a condition that will hinder their ability to do that job.


3. Someone who has narcolepsy who's applying to be a bus driver DOES have a condition that will hinder their ability to do that job.

4. Someone with down syndrome applies for a job stocking shelves at a supermarket isn't likely to be "skipped over" as their illness is unlikely to stop them from doing their job.


Almost every person has an illness of some sort and going by your theory the unemployment rate would be a hell of a lot higher. 


I think that's a bit naive. They would absolutely be discriminated against (in many cases). If the condition doesn't effect your ability to do the job you DO NOT mention it.



I see you missed the part where i said "isn't likely". I never said it wouldn't happen.


Not at all, I just think you are being too generous about the average persons fairness.

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