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Are you currently on any medications?
Mar 4, 1998

I am ready to go back to work and seem to remember a question on job applications that asks if you are currently taking any medications. This would be a give away, if I were to answer honestly. The job application is for an airline pilot position. Any thoughts on this?

Response from Ms. Franzoi

This is a difficult one. You need to answer the questions honestly. There really is no other way to respond to the question asked except with the truth. If you falsify a response, it could result in loss of the job even if they initially hire you. Since it would not be unusual for a company to require a post employment physical, a false response could come out at that time. The question is there to protect the company and the passengers, i.e. the company has a need to know if a pilot is on any medications that would impair his judgment or ability to pilot a plane. However, medications that do not impair one's ability could not be used as justification for not hiring someone.

Lynn Franzoi



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