Re: Hiring TW without a test

Subject: Re: Hiring TW without a test
From: "Peter Neilson" <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Thu, 21 Mar 2013 09:49:54 -0400

On Thu, 21 Mar 2013 07:56:22 -0400, Cardimon, Craig <ccardimon -at- m-s-g -dot- com> wrote:

That's a new one on me, although I am not surprised. I wonder what the written test discrimination claim was about.

Discriminated on basis of writing ability? Choice of one thing over another is done either by discriminating on perceived criteria, or else by chance.

Anyone can sue for anything, and in the US can often hire a lawyer on contingency with no downside risk.

I remember a suit by someone who felt she was passed over for "promotion" to tech writer. She was working as a typist, and had not applied for the position. Indeed, even if she had, she would not have been chosen, because she was an abrasive person!
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References:
Hiring TW without a test: From: Jen
Re: Hiring TW without a test: From: Bill Swallow
RE: Hiring TW without a test: From: Lynne Wright
Re: Hiring TW without a test: From: Jen

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