[IPAC-List] EEOC "Discussion" Letter
Janis.Heim at nebraska.gov
Tue Dec 6 14:18:04 EST 2011
Given the lack of comparative standards for high school graduation prior to the NCLB and the differential graduation rates for minority groups in the U.S., requiring a high school diploma when the job could be performed without one should be a problem with or without the ADA.
Personnel Selection Analyst
301 Centennial Mall South, Mall Level, Lincoln, NE 68508
P. O. Box 94905, Lincoln, NE 68509-4905
janis.heim at nebraska.gov
From: ipac-list-bounces at ipacweb.org [mailto:ipac-list-bounces at ipacweb.org] On Behalf Of Mitch Stein
Sent: Tuesday, December 06, 2011 12:00 PM
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Subject: [IPAC-List] EEOC "Discussion" Letter
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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