Chapter 4. Pre-Employment Screening and Health Surveillance

  1. Diana M. Kloss LLB (London), LLM (Tulane), Barrister (Gray's Inn), Hon FFoM

Published Online: 21 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470776100.ch4

Occupational Health Law, Fourth Edition

Occupational Health Law, Fourth Edition

How to Cite

Kloss, D. M. (2005) Pre-Employment Screening and Health Surveillance, in Occupational Health Law, Fourth Edition, Blackwell Science Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470776100.ch4

Author Information

  1. Honorary Senior Lecturer in Occupational Health Law, University of Manchester, Part-time Chairman of Employment Tribunals

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 7 FEB 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780632064977

Online ISBN: 9780470776100



  • pre-employment screening;
  • health surveillance;
  • human rights;
  • race relations;
  • health surveillance


This chapter contains section titled:

  • The purpose of ‘medical assessment’

  • Pre-employment health screening

  • Human Rights Act 1998

  • Disability Discrimination Act 1995

  • Sex Discrimination Acts 1975 and 1986

  • Race Relations Act 1976

  • Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974

  • Does the job applicant have to answer the employer's questions?

  • Examination for entry to the pension scheme

  • Surveillance of the existing workforce

  • Levels of routine health surveillance

  • Legal duty to provide health surveillance

  • Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Regulations

  • Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1992 and ACOP

  • Drugs and alcohol testing

  • Genetic testing