The gall of those people to think that they can hire whomever they want for whatever reason. What do they think this is...a free country or something? Report them to the government in hopes of getting them sent to a re-education camp where they can get their minds right!
i think you ought to be able to hire who you want.
but that doesn’t allow you to violate the law of your state when you do it.
change the hiring laws if you don’t like it.
or be smarter when you tell someone they weren’t hired. it would not have been that hard to tell the guy later that he didn’t make the second round of candidates.
think a little bit.