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Wyoming Physical Exams: What you need to know

The Wyoming Fair Employment Practices Act prohibits employment practices that discriminate on the basis of age (40 years of age or older), sex, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, pregnancy, qualified disability, or use of tobacco, but it does not specifically address the issue of physical examinations (WY Stat. Sec. 27-9-105). However, employers will likely violate the Act if exam policies screen out a particular group or otherwise discriminate on the basis of one of these protected characteristics. The Act covers all public employers and private employers with two or more employees.
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Exposure to hazards or environmental conditions. An employer must provide for a physical examination, as deemed necessary, due to exposure or contact with hazards or environmental conditions where a potential health hazard exists (WY Stat. Sec. 27-11-113). Physical examinations may not be required for any employee who objects on religious grounds, except where the health or safety of other employees would be in danger. The employer is required to pay for the examination.
The federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) limits an employer's ability to require physical examinations for applicants and employees. The Act covers employers with 15 or more employees. Wyoming employers that are subject to both the ADA and state law must comply with the ADA regarding physical examinations. Additional information is available.
Genetic information. The federal Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) prohibits employers from discriminating against employees or applicants on the basis of genetic information about the employees, applicants, or their family members. GINA applies to all ...

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