Gainesville, FL asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Florida

Q: Can an employer ask about medical issues after job offer?

I was just offered a job as a new nurse practitioner. During the first interview he offered me a $500 bonus in a part time position at a clinic I really like. He requested a meeting to give me the bonus check and to sign the contract, but he threw down two additional stipulations (non- compete clause) and then asked me if I had any medical conditions that could spread to my potential patients. He also did not have the contract prepared. He also told me that if I discussed my income with any of the other providers that he would fire me.

Im now very weary and have another interview with a practice that seems better but its also part time but could be full time soon.

1 Lawyer Answer
Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick
  • Employment Law Lawyer
  • Tallahassee, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Nothing this prospective employer did is unlawful. You are a nurse, so it is very important for the employer to know about YOUR health.

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