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Friday, January 27, 2012

Yeah, let's encourage small business

From Dan Danner at Big Government:

Imagine for a moment that you are a small-business owner looking to hire a new employee. As tough as the economy has been, you’ve managed to put your firm on track to expand.

Now imagine facing a lawsuit for requiring perhaps one of the most basic qualifications for job applicants – a high school diploma. You don’t have to imagine that last part. It’s now an unfortunate reality thanks to guidance recently issued by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

The “informal discussion letter” states that requiring a high-school diploma as a qualification for employment may violate the Americans with Disabilities Act, which the EEOC enforces. Therefore, an employer must prove a high school education is “job related and consistent with business necessity,” or face potential fines or lawsuits brought under ADA.

So, not having a high school diploma puts you in a protected class for discrimination enforcement from the EEOC?  Under the Americans with Disabilities Act?  Have we gone mad?  (or just madder?)

It's all part of the war against business being waged by this administration.  Read the whole thing HERE.

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