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

Key Points

  • There are various federal, state and local employment laws that must be followed in the recruiting and hiring process.
  • Generally, it is unlawful to discriminate a job applicant based on membership in a protected class such as race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, disability, genetic information, military status or citizenship status.
  • Train supervisors as well on the nuances of these laws with respect to recruiting, interviewing, selecting and hiring job candidates.
  • Make sure to review all job advertisements, job descriptions and job applications to make sure that they do not discriminate based on protected class status.

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