A fitness for duty exam refers to a test that an employer may give to workers in order to determine if they are able to physically and mentally handle the requirements of the job. This kind of test may be necessary if an employee has taken time off work to deal with an injury. If the position requires the individual to life 50 pounds, then a fitness for duty exam may be conducted to ensure that the employee is indeed ready to return to work. Employers must be careful that conducting this test does not violate anything within the Americans with Disabilities Act. You can have these tests for disabled workers, but they can only pertain to tasks that are relevant for the position.
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