Employers can no longer require a high school diploma when screening potential job applicants.
Employers are facing more uncertainty in the wake of a letter from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission warning them that requiring a high school diploma from a job applicant might violate the Americans with Disabilities Act.
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 ADA’s definition of ‘disability,’ ” the EEOC explained.
Clearly Obama’s EEOC has one too many brain dead learning disabled bureaucrats.
Back in my misspent youth I dabbled in college radio. We once aired a fake public service announcement – “Hire the handicapped, they’re fun to watch!” It was a takeoff on some or another EEOC pronouncment we were required to read on-air as a condition of our educational broadcasting license.
Now it’s official government policy to “Hire the Dropouts.” Because having to prove you’re sufficiently mature to finish high school is discriminatory.