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Applicants' health open to employers

CM responds to concern from East Douglas MHK

There are legitimate questions an employer can ask about a job applicant's health.

So says Chief Minister Howard Quayle.

He was responding to claims from East Douglas MHK Chris Robertshaw who has expressed concerns about a proposed clause in the Equality Bill.

It would prevent employers from asking job applicants questions about their state of health - something Mr Robertshaw believes could lead to legal action against local business owners.

However, Mr Quayle claims there's enough content in the Bill to support both employers and applicants