Think twice before Googling for medical info.

It is legally risky to run an internet search to find out more about job applicants, especially if you are looking for information about a medical condition. It's too easy for Google to turn up information that should never play a role in the hiring decision. The likely result of such a dispute: a disability discrimination lawsuit.

Recent case: A van shuttle company offered a woman a driving job, contingent on a drug test. The candidate then mentioned she takes Suboxone as part of a treatment plan for opioid addiction.

An HR staffer did a quick Google search and concluded the possible side effects of Suboxone meant the woman would be unable to perform her job safely. The offer was rescinded. The EEOC sued on her...

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