[IPAC-List] EEOC "Discussion" Letter
Mark.Hammer at psc-cfp.gc.ca
Tue Dec 6 13:30:54 EST 2011
A completely naive question on my part: Is there anything functionally
equivalent to validity generalization that would allow one to assert the
need for a given academic credential because of the similarity between
job X and some other job where that credential has been demonstrated to
be a valid predictor of performance?
>>> Mitch Stein <Mitch.Stein at tn.gov> 2011/12/06 12:59 PM >>>
Spotted this in the employment law news.
On the one hand, I agree with the legal interpretation in the letter.
On the other hand, I wonder if this creates an impossible burden on
employers with huge numbers of applicants?
Something not discussed in the letter: if accepting a GED or job
related experience in lieu of education avoids the need to do individual
assessments of everyone who claims they did not get a diploma because of
LD or some other disability. If I were an ambulance-chasing shyster I'd
be out recruiting every high school dropout who might arguably have some
LD I could get to start flooding organizations with applications for
every job that required high school education or higher.
Mitchell Stein, PhD
Director of Research
TN Dept. of Human Resources
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