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‘Overqualified’: Legit phrase or lawsuit bait?

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in Discrimination and Harassment,Employment Law,Firing,Hiring,HR Management,Human Resources

With unemployment at its highest level since 1983, many applicants have far more experience and education than the job requires. But be alert: Advise hiring managers to avoid using the term “overqualified” in front of job candidates or in any written description of them. Rejected applicants could view the term as an age-related code word, thus sparking an age discrimination lawsuit.

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