Is it ever acceptable for an employer to consider someone’s disability during the hiring process?
An employer can ask a potential employee if there would be anything that would impair their ability to do the job. For example, if you have to lift 50 lbs. to do a job, the employer can ask you, “Is there any reason you would not be able to lift 50 lbs?” You do not have to reveal that you have a disability during a job interview and an employer can’t ask you if you have any medical or physical condition. So they’re not supposed to consider any disability or potential disability in their hiring decision, but the way they get around it is by asking, “Is there anything that interferes with your ability to do this job?” So, other than that, they can’t ask you anything about your medical condition.