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Topic: pre employment checks and benzos

5 posts, 0 answered
  1. lady frazzle
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    8 April 2021

    Hi all

    I am in the final round of applying for a management role which involves a pre-employment medical. On this form it states it checks for certain medications, I take a sleeping medication primarily at night when needed to stop my mind racing and waking at 5 am. I am worried about this now being disclosed to my employer and me being unfairly prejudiced. I don't want to make any issue out of it prior to the test but I don't know if this will mean they may not offer the role, or potentially held on file against me? Its an office role so I don't see how it is relevant? Has anyone been through similar? I will need to disclose this on the form and show proof it is prescribed however I am a bit lost of how to handle this

  2. white knight
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    9 April 2021 in reply to lady frazzle
    Hi,

    I'll tell you a secret- everybody tells fibs on their resume.

    I would not tell them anything about medications nor treatment obtained. Its private, it's no one's business.

    Good luck.
    TonyWK
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  3. DJay **
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    11 April 2021 in reply to lady frazzle
    Yep, been there. I said in a job application I had suffered some anxiety issues due to work situations and had been on some mild anti depression meds. Well after sending in the information, I didn't get a second call back. Now I won't tell them anything, convinced employers will not employ me for this reason. I won't supply any medical data now to any potential employer.
    I hope you get the job you are are after. ๐Ÿ™‚
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    12 April 2021 in reply to lady frazzle

    Hello Lady frazzle, thanks for posting your comment, and as Tony has said people don't tell their future employer about their medications and/or treatments, it's only when they might ask for a sample from you, otherwise, you've been asked to apply for a job, so hope you are able to get it.

    Please let us know if you can.

    Geoff.

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    18 April 2021 in reply to lady frazzle

    Hi lady frazzle,

    Coming from good advice, disclose any medication you take prescribed or other wise..... if itโ€™s not disclosed and it comes up in a urine test you will be disqualified...

    if you disclose it your medical practitioner will decide whether you pass or fail...

    hope this helps

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