Tuesday, January 3, 2012

High School Diplomas

It many be an ADA violation for US employers to require a high school diploma. The statement popped up in an EEOC “informal discussion letter." It says such a requirement must be “job-related for the position in question and consistent with business necessity.” In other words, the employer would have to show why possessing a high school diploma would be necessary to perform the job. You can read the entire letter here. The commission’s advice does not carry the force of law, but it could have far-reaching implications for businesses.