OCTOBER JLC 1997
variety of laws make it illegal to
base hiring decisions on age, gender,
ethnic origin, religion, or handicaps.
It sometimes happens, however,
that a person who fits one of these categories
is not hired for legitimate reasons.
In this case, you can't prove that
you had a legitimate reason for not hiring
the applicant by lifting off the top
of your head and letting people look
inside. Lawful or unlawful intent can
only be discovered by examining what
you actually said or did.
To find a good hire without running
afoul of the antidiscrimination laws, prepare
in advance by learning what is and
isn't permissible. The key is to know
what qualifications and skill levels