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Is it legal to deny me an interview just because I don’t meet the posted requirements?

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Q. I applied for a new position within my company—a promotion—for which my on-the-job experience clearly makes me the best candidate. However, the job posting states that the job requires a college degree and my employer will not even interview me for the job because he says I do not meet the minimum job requirements. Is this legal?

A. The employer is permitted to determine the minimum qualifications for any job. As long as those stated qualifications are uniformly applied across the board, it is legal for your employer to deny you the promotion because you do not meet the minimum qualifications for the job. 

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