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The “informal discussion letter” from the EEOC said an employer’s requirement of a high school diploma, long a standard criterion for screening potential employees, must be “job-related for the position in question and consistent with business necessity.” The letter was posted on the commission’s website on Dec. 2.
Employers could run afoul of the ADA if their requirement of a high school diploma “‘screens out’ an individual who is unable to graduate because of a learning disability that meets
The commission’s advice, which does not carry the force of law, is raising alarms among employment-law professionals, who say it could carry far-reaching implications for businesses.
I was a factory plant manager and hired individuals with all kinds of qualification requirements, from fairly skilled maintenance workers to repair and maintain the machines, to unskilled entry level workers, who didn't need a high school degree. If they were dyslexic, that may prevent them from getting the HS diploma or GED (without special training or assistance), but they could still do the job.
Originally posted by celebration
Can anyone else think of a reason why someone would not be able to get a diploma or a GED (since it's the HS equivalent most anyplace will accept a GED instead of a diploma)?
Originally posted by soficrow
reply to post by FSBlueApocalypse
Does this have something to do with that other thing?
Court OKs Barring High IQs for Cops