Ensuring Confidentiality and Safety: Navigating Pre-Hire Mental Health Assessments

As occupational health professionals, we understand the significance of thorough pre-hire assessments to ensure employees’ and employers’ well-being and safety. Mental health evaluations play a critical role in this process but require a delicate approach to safeguard applicant privacy and comply with discrimination laws. This article will address two primary concerns related to pre-hire mental health assessments. Specifically, we will explore the absence of a standardized approach and examine how organizations handle situations where an applicant’s mental health condition raises safety concerns.

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