Most of you know that I am a lawyer, and I never answer the legal questions on here for obvious reasons, but... this one seems to come up over and over, so I will give my opinion.
Yes, an employer can ask about
your disability. Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, an employer has the right to determine if an applicant can perform the functions of the job. You told the employer that you were discharged for a disability, so you put your "disability" out there in the job interview (you had to, of course. don't misread my tone with that comment). That
opens the door for the employer to delve deeper.
My advice would be to answer that you were discharged for "a medical condition." Don't be specific. They shouldn't ask anything more after that.
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