Comply With Federal and State Antidiscrimination Laws When Recruiting and Hiring Employees

Key Points

  • Employers must be aware that there are federal and state employment laws that must be followed even in the recruiting and hiring process.
  • These laws make it illegal to discriminate an applicant based on the individual's race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, disability, genetic information, military status, or citizenship status.
  • However, not all discriminatory practices are forbidden. Federal employment laws do not prohibit bona fide occupational qualifications.

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