On High-School-Education Discrimination
April 8th, 2012 by JBWK
As we’ve noted before, the EEOC has provided guidance on when it is–and isn’t–appropriate for employers to require a high-school diploma for a job. After causing a stir with its informal letter last fall, the EEOC followed up with a Q&A aimed at clarifying its guidance.
The questions and answers, which will hopefully clear up any confusion, are here.
The biggest takeaway: it’s not illegal to require a high-school diploma for a position, you just need to be mindful of any ADA-protected disabilities that may have prevented the applicant from getting a diploma while making sure the requirement has some reasonable relation to the position.
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