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Valid Preemployment Testing?

I was offered a job that the job description said required to lift 35 lbs and
occasionally up to 50 lbs. The employee manual also says any lifting over 51 lbs
is done by 2 employees. I then had a preemployment lift test that required me to
lift 100 lbs and failed to lift 100 lbs. This was the sole reason they rescinded
my job offer. Is this legal?

Asked on January 18, 2017 under Employment Labor Law, Minnesota

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

Did your treatment constitute some form of legally actionable discrimination (which you did not indcate to be the case)? Did this action violate the terms of any applicable union agreement or empolyment contract? If not, then this company was within its legal rights to set up it pre-employment testing much as it saw fit. Bottom line, your job recission appears to have been legal. 


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