Can a company reject a candidate for not having developed immunity to COVID-19?

June 19, 2020

By: Ana Sánchez and Jorge Monclús

In the context of the global crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the processing of citizens’ health data has become a recurring issue of utmost importance.

This is the understanding of the Spanish Data Protection Agency (“AEPD” by its initials in Spanish), which, focusing this time on hiring processes, has just published a statement on the possibility of requesting information from candidates in a selection process as to whether they have had COVID-19 and developed antibodies as a requirement for access to employment.

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