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Be prepared to show business necessity if ­hiring rule excludes members of protected class

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in Discrimination and Harassment,Hiring,Human Resources

Hiring rules that end up excluding many applicants who belong to a protected class can spell big trou­ble. That’s because if the rule has a disparate impact on any particular protected class, it may be invalid and could become the basis for a lawsuit. At a minimum, be prepared to show that the rule is based on business necessity.

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