When an employer makes the decision to hire new employees, it is important that they stay compliant with the laws enforced by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. There are laws that apply to every step of the process from advertising the job you are hiring for, to the recruitment process, to the actual hiring itself.
If the employer posts an ad about the job, they must not post protected class specific requirements for applicants. For example, they can’t say that the applicants must be of a certain race, gender, age, etc. During the recruiting process, if applicable, the employer can’t recruit certain protected classes over others. The employer has to fairly recruit based on talent and ability to perform the job well, not based on age, race, gender, religion, sex, etc.
Once the applicant pool has been filled and the employer is trying to figure out who is best suited for the job, they must also assess applicants without a discriminatory eye. If the employer requires one applicant to perform a test or any other qualifying assessment, they must do so for all applicants.
If you believe that you have been discriminated by a potential employer at some point during the job application process, it is important that you stand up for your rights. If you have questions about your employment rights, contact our firm today.
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