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March 1994

Legal Considerations of Medical-Practice Employee Selection

Author Affiliations

From The Graduate School of Business Administration, The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Va.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1994;112(3):324-328. doi:10.1001/archopht.1994.01090150054022

This article reviews the legal requirements that physicians face as employers, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990, and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, as well as the preservation of at-will rights. It also describes the various employment methods that medical practices can use, including structured interviews, tests, work samples, simulations, references, drug tests, and application forms. Finally, the physician's role as supervisor of the employment process is discussed.