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U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Youth at Work

D is Correct.

The manager should not have asked April about her medication. In general, employers are not allowed to ask employees what prescription medication they are taking. The manager also discriminated against April by firing her because of her bipolar disorder and because of stereotypes about individuals with bipolar disorder. There is no evidence that April was unable to handle the barista job or would pose a danger to herself or her co-workers. In fact, she had previously worked as a barista and had received positive references from her former employer.

NOTE: In this example, the manager should not have asked April about her medication. However, if an applicant or employee requests a workplace change because of a disability, the employer may ask for medical information.

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