Can A Company Pull Back An Offer Cuz Of High Blood Pressure? - CiteHR
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Hi An Acquaintance of mine was working with a fortune 500 manufacturing co. in admin. He got an offer from another fortune 500 mfg co. in admin. The co. that made an offer was following up with him to put his resignation in the current co. and to join them at the earliest. He resigned and after having released from the current co. he went for the pre employment medical for the new company. In the pre employment medical everything was normal except for his BP being very high. The hospital informed the new company on the telephone of their findings. The executive from the new company told him they will wait to receive the medical reports. Its been a week since the medical has been completed but the new company is not reverting back. No response to emails too. This situation is definately not helping my acquaitance. he is on medication to keep the BP normal and the stress of having left the earlier job and with no assurance of the new one is shooting his BP up. My question is, can a company refuse employment cuz of high BP. Advise, opinions, suggestions from esteemed industry colleagues will be highly appreciated. Regards Richa
Medical check up as pre condition for employment is regulated by the company's bye law/ standing orders and not by any statute in force. Therefore, if an offer states that an employee should be medically fit to work as certified by any competent person, there is nothing wrong in pulling back the offer given to an employee on the ground that he is medically not fit. On the other hand, if the employer ignores the medical certificate and allows him to join, then after some times, if he says that he cannot do any work of even reasonable strain and that was known to employer and there was an implied understanding that he need not do any hard work right at the time of his joining, you will be in trouble. Therefore, treating the 'offer' given an conditional offer (since there is a condition that you can join after having certified as medically fit) you can disallow him from joining. An employee is not suppose to question it. However, on humanitarian ground, it is better if the employer gives him a few days time to make him medically fit and then join. Regards, Madhu.T.K
WELL IN UR CASE IT IS BEING DONE ULTA PULTA.... Different companies and different jobs required certain MEDICAL FITNESS, might be BP , Sugar, or even PIMPLES in case of AIRHOSTESS, and NO GLASSES for PILOTS, ARMY etc.... hope u got the LOGIC... SO IN UR CASE THE PROCEDURE WHICH SHOULD HAVE BEEN FOLLOWED IS ... ur friend will attend interview clear the interview.. THEN GIVE MEDICAL TEST medical report then forwarded to COMPANY. COMPANY WILL READ MEDICAL REPORT and SATISFY THEMSELVES THEN UR FRIEND WILL RECEIVE OFFER LETTER and AFTER RECEIVING OFFER LETTER, he will RESIGN,, but in ur frnds case, even if he recd offer letter, there must be clause , ie. subject to medical fitness in medical check,, actually this practice is not CORRECT... ur frnd shld not have resigned until he recd GREEN SIGNAL for MEDICAL CHECK,, actually i wanted to write more but in a hurry now for a detailed explanation do contact me on such practice of company is NOT CORRECT.. hope u got the idea
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