Re: Friday Hilarity

Subject: Re: Friday Hilarity
From: Laura Lemay <lemay -at- lauralemay -dot- com>
To: Jim Jones <han4yu3 -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 25 Apr 2014 11:08:47 -0700


"Maybe there is a legal reason, a reasonable and defensible legal reason for including that line, I do not know."

There is. Job listing that conform to the ADA (typically government jobs, but not always) must indicate the specific physical requirements of the job, even for jobs in which you may not think there ARE physical requirements. It's boilerplate.

Laura


On Apr 25, 2014, at 10:57 AM, Jim Jones <han4yu3 -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:

> Funny. But that kind of job posting tells me [a disabled person who cannot
> do that stuff, even a little] not to even try to apply.
>
> Maybe there is a legal reason, a reasonable and defensible legal reason,
> for including that line, I do not know.
>
> OTOH perhaps the organization could in general use a talented writer who
> just happens to be disabled, but for the particular position they want to
> exclude the disabled, for whatever reason [there might even be a good
> reason].
>
> Jim Jones
>
> Twitter @han4yu3
>
>
> On Fri, Apr 25, 2014 at 12:44 PM, Nancy Allison <maker -at- verizon -dot- net> wrote:
>
>> From a current job listing for Senior Technical Writer:
>> * Must be able to repetitively lift and carry product weighing
>> approximately 30 lbs
>>
>> (http://hologic.jobs/bedford-ma/senior-technical-writer/46122080/job/?v
>> s=107)
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