Job Offer & Previous Injury

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First please forgive my ignorance here as this situation is completely new to me. I've never had to deal with this situation before.

I was recently extended a conditional offer from a job that I have been trying to get for over a year.

The condition was that I passed a physical. The other day I went and jumped through all the hoops and was told by the medical staff everything was fine and I was good to go.

Before the physical started I filled out paperwork that asked about previous injuries. I disclosed both of the ones I've had which were both 6+ years ago and cause me zero issues now days.

Now this is where things get wierd. Since completing the physical the person who set up the appointment and is supposed to do my hiring paperwork has stopped responding to me.

Since I've already given notice to my current job this has me nervous and wondering if my previous injuries are what is holding this process up. I know I passed all aspects of the exam. I am genuinely running out of time.

How much of the physical is disclosed back to the potential employer?

Is this a pass fail thing where the clinic simply tells them I am ok to hire or not?

Can they ask for more information about my injuries before I am hired?

I probably wouldn't be sweating the situation if I hadn't already given notice and so much of mine and subsequently my families future was riding on this job.

Thanks in advance.
 
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if the injuries relate to job duties then I wouldn't be surprised if they want additional information. If the work you're going to do is likely to re-aggravate a condition they're still going to end up responsible for WC etc...

It's hard to say not knowing the clinic/employer relationship but I would imagine the entire thing is sent back to the employer and some supposed expert on the HR team reviews it. With a standard background check they have to give you a copy of everything and the reason behind your background disqualifying you but I havent had to deal with it on the medical side.

sounds like youre in Cali, I'd be surprised if you didn't have some kind of protections out there (or at least the right to know). Tough spot to be in. Shit has been crazy, hopefully there's a good explanation for it
 

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if the injuries relate to job duties then I wouldn't be surprised if they want additional information. If the work you're going to do is likely to re-aggravate a condition they're still going to end up responsible for WC etc...

It's hard to say not knowing the clinic/employer relationship but I would imagine the entire thing is sent back to the employer and some supposed expert on the HR team reviews it. With a standard background check they have to give you a copy of everything and the reason behind your background disqualifying you but I havent had to deal with it on the medical side.

sounds like youre in Cali, I'd be surprised if you didn't have some kind of protections out there (or at least the right to know). Tough spot to be in. Shit has been crazy, hopefully there's a good explanation for it

Thanks for the response.

Neither of the injuries were job related and I have zero physical limitations resulting from them. No form of disability either but one of them had me on light duty at work for almost a year.

I don’t know the relationship either between the job and clinic and it is with a county and yes in California.
 

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Why would you give notice before the offer was in the bag and you had a start date?
And your previous injuries, work related?

I have a start date and without getting into details I had to give my work notice because of it. Had this same person got off their ass everything would have been done before I gave notice. They waited over a week to contact me about the physical. I actually had to contact them.

None of it is work related and I have zero disabilities as a result. The Dr asked about one of the injuries and seemed pleased with my answers.
 
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I saw it. I was posting the same time as you.

I figured as much, just wanted to be clear.

Trust me I would have NEVER given notice if they didn't give me a date. I also expected to have all this done 1 week before I have notice as well. Looking back I should have held off but if would have caused issues with both my current employer and potential future one.
 

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You sure it's the physical that is jamming you up and not the preemployment drug test?

Preemployment physicals are usually very obscure and rarely exclude folks from jobs in my line of work.

What type of work?
 

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You sure it's the physical that is jamming you up and not the preemployment drug test?

Preemployment physicals are usually very obscure and rarely exclude folks from jobs in my line of work.

What type of work?

Honestly I am not sure what is jamming me up, its the only thing I can think of.

The drug test was completed that day and I haven't used anything that would come up in over 20 years.
 
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Every situation is different but I can speak in regards to this with a physical labor job. We come across this once in a while. It's not just the ohyt that could be holding it up. You did all that was asked, and drs say you are good. The problem is future liability. If you reinjure yourself on the job at new employer, they are now on the hook. It doesn't matter if it's an old injury. You hurt yourself on their jobsite. So the employer has to weigh your risk. Their lawyer could suggest they do not hire you, even though you pass the physical. We see this same scenario. Some guys come back, others do not. Crappy situation for you. Esp if you have to go back to current employer to beg for job back.
 

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Every situation is different but I can speak in regards to this with a physical labor job. We come across this once in a while. It's not just the ohyt that could be holding it up. You did all that was asked, and drs say you are good. The problem is future liability. If you reinjure yourself on the job at new employer, they are now on the hook. It doesn't matter if it's an old injury. You hurt yourself on their jobsite. So the employer has to weigh your risk. Their lawyer could suggest they do not hire you, even though you pass the physical. We see this same scenario. Some guys come back, others do not. Crappy situation for you. Esp if you have to go back to current employer to beg for job back.

I wouldn't have to beg for my job back I would just need to pull back my resignation paperwork. I just really do not want to be stuck at my current job.
 

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Every situation is different but I can speak in regards to this with a physical labor job. We come across this once in a while. It's not just the ohyt that could be holding it up. You did all that was asked, and drs say you are good. The problem is future liability. If you reinjure yourself on the job at new employer, they are now on the hook. It doesn't matter if it's an old injury. You hurt yourself on their jobsite. So the employer has to weigh your risk. Their lawyer could suggest they do not hire you, even though you pass the physical. We see this same scenario. Some guys come back, others do not. Crappy situation for you. Esp if you have to go back to current employer to beg for job back.

I understand what you're saying but I've never heard of a federal, state, city or county agency doing something like this. My current job doesn't even require a physical.
 

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I am trying to relax but I things are not moving along as they should and I am almost out of time.

You never said what type of work
How is the market for what you do? Start looking around to cover your ass.
If the person not responding to you has an email address start sending polite professional emails asking what’s going on. If you still get no response try their manager, call/ email her/ him and again polite/professional ask WTF is going on.


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I understand what you're saying but I've never heard of a federal, state, city or county agency doing something like this. My current job doesn't even require a physical.

Like I said, we are a physical labor driven business. Hopefully everything will work out for you. I just wanted to share what I have seen, which I felt was very similar. Either way, the new employer should be open and willing to communicate with you.
 

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If the previous injuries are not related to the job requirements and won’t impact your ability to perform them, I don’t see how they could impact you passing the physical. I assume the delay is due to something else- the HR person you’re working with, vendors used for the physical, drug test, background check if applicable, etc.

Do you know who your manager will be? If so, I would get in touch with them and let him/her know what’s going on. They obviously want to have you so they have an incentive to help move things along. And they are internal to the organization so they have better access to the right people. If you don’t know who your manager will be, perhaps you know a higher level HR person there to talk to?
 

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You never said what type of work
How is the market for what you do? Start looking around to cover your ass.
If the person not responding to you has an email address start sending polite professional emails asking what’s going on. If you still get no response try their manager, call/ email her/ him and again polite/professional ask WTF is going on.


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The market for my field is small. I have no need to keep looking because I can pull back my resignation paperwork at my current job if this falls through.

I plan on emailing/calling this person one more time this morning and if I get no response from them I'll be calling my boss as I have all his contact info.
 

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