Can a prospective employer ask me to disclose former injuries or compensation claims?

A prospective employer can request that you disclose all pre-existing injuries or medical conditions that you might reasonably expect could be aggravated by or impact on your duties at work.

Employers must request this information be provided in writing.

They must also advise job applicants that if they knowingly supply false or misleading information they may be denied the right to claim workers’ compensation if their undisclosed injury is aggravated as a result of the employment.

Disclaimer: This information is designed for general information in relation to Queensland compensation law. It does not constitute legal advice. We strongly recommend you seek legal advice in regards to your specific situation. For help understanding your rights, please call 1800 851 458 or chat via live chat to talk to one of our Lawyers today.

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