I know this has been touched on in a few threads, but I think this offers a different perspective..
I just got a new job. (DREAM JOB, so excited!) I've been doing my new hire paper work, doing the drug screen, nicotine test (which is a TOTALLY different thread), and next week I'm scheduled for a pre-employment physical.
I've had these done for jobs before.... even had to do this physical therapy session one time where you lift up to 50 pounds with proper body mechanics and such, but I thought the "physical" was going to be like, check ROM, BP, BMI, ect.. just make sure I am healthy enough to work.
I get this packet via email that I have to fill out before I go, and HOLY COW! It's more in depth than my PCP paperwork. Wants to know my medical history, if I have any pain or injuries that are untreated, what medications I am taking, when I have been in the hospital and what for, IF I HAVE GENTIAL HERPES!, I mean, the list goes on and on and on. EIGHT pages of medical history I have to fill out.
I have no problem filling it out. That's not the point. I just want to know.... at what point is it too much information?! Why do I have to disclose my entire medical history to my employer? What do you think about it?!