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Subject:Re: Re: Hiring Practices From:Gregory D Drew <gddrew -at- JUNO -dot- COM> Date:Thu, 3 Apr 1997 04:10:21 EST
>The words "ask" and "interview" do not appear in this act. I don't
>dispute that the act of "asking" questions related to protected status
>may be offered as proof of discrimination (which is the illegal act).
>But conceivably even those employers who ask inappropriate questions
>can prevail if they can prove that they did not discriminate in their
Yes, Beth, but then the burden of proof falls on the employer. And no
employer in their right mind wants to be in that position. The courts
usually side with the plaintiffs in discrimination lawsuits. Best
practice: don't ask questions that can land you in court.
gddrew -at- juno -dot- com