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EEOC: High school diploma requirement might violate Americans with Disabilities Act
The Washington Times ^ | 1/1/2012 | Dave Boyer

Posted on 01/01/2012 10:48:30 AM PST by markomalley

Employers are facing more uncertainty in the wake of a letter from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission warning them that requiring a high school diploma from a job applicant might violate the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The development also has some wondering if the agency’s advice will result in an educational backlash by creating less of an incentive for some high-school students to graduate.

The “informal discussion letter” from the EEOC said an employer’s requirement of a high school diploma, long a standard criteria for screening potential employees, must be “job-related for the position in question and consistent with business necessity.” The letter was posted on the commission’s website on Dec. 2.

Employers could run afoul of the ADA if their requirement of a high school diploma ” ‘screens out’ an individual who is unable to graduate because of a learning disability that meets the ADA’s definition of ‘disability,’ ” the EEOC explained.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: ada; corruption; education; eeoc; highschool; highschooldiploma; socialism; wtf
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So, according to Obama, it is a crime to discriminate against the stupid?

(I guess so, after all, look who was elected President and Vice President)

1 posted on 01/01/2012 10:48:35 AM PST by markomalley
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To: markomalley

Dummy down Amerika. Perfect for the New WORLD ORDER!


2 posted on 01/01/2012 10:50:15 AM PST by broken_arrow1 (I regret that I have but one life to give for my country - Nathan Hale "Patriot")
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To: markomalley

The continuing legacy of the Statist, Bush41. Both parties corrode our Liberties with evil programs.


3 posted on 01/01/2012 10:51:54 AM PST by sand88
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To: markomalley
Sheeeeyit. What about all those jobs that require a college degree?

You should be able to sue if you HAVE one of those.

4 posted on 01/01/2012 10:53:19 AM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: markomalley

Personally I like this. We have to insist that this be carried all the way.

No longer can the FBI insist on College Graduates, and No longer can anyone in the Government be turned down for a promotion because thay do not have a college education.

If a High school Graduation cannot be required, then we can no longer require a college education.I know of many people in the Government who do the work while a collge grad gets paid for the job. I love this if we can just force it to it’s climax of not having a college education be an impediment to Government promotions.


5 posted on 01/01/2012 10:54:12 AM PST by Venturer
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To: markomalley

Idiocy 101, from the, “we are here to help you” drones .


6 posted on 01/01/2012 10:54:35 AM PST by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by "AMNESTY" Newt, Willard, Perry and nervous supporters.)
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To: markomalley

And some people are still wondering why America has gone to hell in a handbasket. Having said that, a high school diploma from one of our public schools really doesn’t say much about one’s abilities, knowledge and intelligence. About all it shows is that the owner probably attended the prom and bothered to show up for graduation ceremony.


7 posted on 01/01/2012 10:54:45 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Stop BIG Government Greed!!!!!)
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To: John Semmens

Hilarious material (( ping ))!


8 posted on 01/01/2012 10:56:33 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard

Would being dead be an impediment to employment? Since the dead vote, particularly in Chicago, this would seem to be the next frontier for civil rights.


9 posted on 01/01/2012 10:59:04 AM PST by Voltage
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To: markomalley

Requiring a college degree in chemistry for a job at a pharmaceutical lab is also a civil rights violation. If a retarded alcoholic Democrat wants a job at your biotech firm, you better forget all that silly “qualifications” crap and just hire her!


10 posted on 01/01/2012 10:59:42 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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.

reparations

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11 posted on 01/01/2012 11:02:43 AM PST by devolve
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To: markomalley

Obummer`s jobs creation:
To get a job you must be smarter than a fifth-grader.


12 posted on 01/01/2012 11:03:26 AM PST by bunkerhill7 (Fifth-graders getting hired? Who knew?)
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To: markomalley

This is interesting. Because the Supreme Court has decided that only diplomas can be used to determine ability to perform in a job, that companies cannot hire based on tests, which is just the opposite of this decision, the government is, in effect saying:

“You must hire the handicapped and minorities who are incapable of doing the job they are hired for, and you cannot determine that they are incapable before hiring them, nor fire them based on non-performance.”

How about saying enough to this nonsense?

Instead, we go back to a system where companies can hire who they want to hire, fire who they want to fire, and police can use profiling to determine the likelihood of violating the law.

So a poor black man who dropped out of 5th grade, has an extensive criminal record, and was crippled in a gang shooting by a rival is s.o.l. trying to become a Microsoft Certified Engineer, even though he wants a high paying job doing as little as possible.

How unfair.


13 posted on 01/01/2012 11:04:25 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: markomalley

I guess that it would work for Obummer if he needed a Brain Surgeon.


14 posted on 01/01/2012 11:13:09 AM PST by ncfool (The new USSA - United Socialist States of AmeriKa. Welcome to Obummers world or Obamaville USSA.)
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To: markomalley

YGTBFKM....


15 posted on 01/01/2012 11:14:16 AM PST by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: markomalley

Pretty soon it will apply to illegals too.


16 posted on 01/01/2012 11:22:37 AM PST by bwc2221
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

I have a disability. I also have a degree, and I am looking for work.

I’m not sure why Obama thinks he’s pandering to me.

FUBO!


17 posted on 01/01/2012 11:24:13 AM PST by BenKenobi (You know, you really need to break free of that Catholic mindset.- metmom)
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To: Lurker

Agreed. This has got to be the stupidest thing I’ve ever seen.


18 posted on 01/01/2012 11:24:21 AM PST by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013 The end of an error.)
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To: markomalley

Further message to employers: Don’t hire. Automate. Expand overseas. Escape the madness of the US.


19 posted on 01/01/2012 11:31:40 AM PST by Truth29
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To: markomalley

Government is always the problem but
I must admit they are really creative.


20 posted on 01/01/2012 11:39:15 AM PST by nicepaco
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To: devolve

Bingo.

How many welfare mothers dope their kids up with cold syrup and get them labled ADD so they can get another $700 per month per ‘disabled’ child.

Now they cannot be held accountable for their parent’s actions to make money off of them as children.

You are right. Reparations.

Like BO said when he was running for office and someone asked him about reparations, “It’s not about money, because money isn’t enough.”


21 posted on 01/01/2012 11:39:20 AM PST by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: markomalley


22 posted on 01/01/2012 11:43:25 AM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
"How unfair. "

That's the rules made by the racist White males. They can pass the tests so they don't care about anyone else...it's obviously unfair.

23 posted on 01/01/2012 11:47:51 AM PST by blam
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To: markomalley

The tag... now more important than ever.


24 posted on 01/01/2012 11:51:14 AM PST by upchuck (Let's have the Revolution NOW before we get dumbed down to the point that we can't.)
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To: markomalley

Some of us were homeschooled and don’t have diplomas!


25 posted on 01/01/2012 11:58:25 AM PST by Lady Lucky (Happy Newt Year!)
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To: markomalley

Oh boy. Lack of ambition is a disability now?


26 posted on 01/01/2012 12:00:37 PM PST by Molon Labbie (End the War On Drugs, Restore the Constitution.)
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To: sand88
The continuing legacy of the Statist, Bush41.

It took me a couple minutes to make the connection, but you're right. The ADA is an abominable piece of legislation that its sponsors admitted would be written by judges and bureaucrats. But Bush was so "compassionate" he signed it anyway.

Not too prudent.

27 posted on 01/01/2012 12:01:32 PM PST by BfloGuy (The final outcome of the credit expansion is general impoverishment.)
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To: markomalley

Back in ‘95 a friend showed me a job announcent for a federal position in the DC area. This announcement was for an Operations Research Analyst. The basic qualification was a college degree in engineering, mathematics, physics or some other degree program requiring at least 12 semester hours of math including calculus. The announcement was only open for those with mental disabilities.


28 posted on 01/01/2012 12:01:51 PM PST by DugwayDuke
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To: Truth29
Further message to employers: Don’t hire. Automate. Expand overseas. Escape the madness of the US.
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Yes, indeed! That is the message employers get.

29 posted on 01/01/2012 12:10:10 PM PST by wintertime (I am a Constitutional Restorationist!!! Yes!)
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To: markomalley

Man! talk about opening an industrial size Pandora’s Box!


30 posted on 01/01/2012 12:14:15 PM PST by MCF
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To: markomalley

Not-so-distant future news headline:

EEOC: Refusal To Hire Criminally Insane Might Violate Americans with Disabilities Act


31 posted on 01/01/2012 12:26:25 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: markomalley

Yesterdays absurdities, today’s headlines!


32 posted on 01/01/2012 12:27:27 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Chode

I think this qualifies for a double or tactical face palm or maybe all of the above!


33 posted on 01/01/2012 12:28:11 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: markomalley

I can’t wait to get on an airliner with an EEOC-qualified PIC with an IQ of 70 or below!


34 posted on 01/01/2012 12:29:42 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

We’re not too far from that.
While in a supervisory position, I got the third degree from HR for expecting people to show up for work on time unless they had a valid reason, and expecting people to show up for work sober.
Expecting a work ethic is now hateful, hurtful, mean spirited, narrow minded, and judgemental. Not to mention racist, sexist, and homophobic as well.


35 posted on 01/01/2012 12:43:12 PM PST by Fred Hayek (FUBO, the No Talent Pop Star pResident.)
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To: markomalley

EEOC has been an abomination from the start but it’s long past time to close that racist looney bin down.


36 posted on 01/01/2012 12:51:07 PM PST by MtBaldy
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To: Jack Hydrazine


37 posted on 01/01/2012 12:57:46 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode

Why would, or should, a laborer need a high school diploma? We aren’t talking rocket science. We are talking pic and shovel.


38 posted on 01/01/2012 1:27:53 PM PST by V V Camp Enari 67-68 (Viet Vet)
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To: markomalley

And how many Civil Service jobs can you get in this country without a highschool diploma or GED? It’s a major requirement to even take a test. Another example of the government ordering others to “do as I say, not as I do.”


39 posted on 01/01/2012 1:33:23 PM PST by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: markomalley

Sooooo, I guess this means we no longer need to fund public education? NO diplomas, NO schools, NO teachers union. Hey this could be a good thing, right?


40 posted on 01/01/2012 2:04:32 PM PST by knife6375 (US Navy Veteran)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

People never understand the real reason a HS diploma is desired by employers. A boss knows that a new employee will have to learn on and about the job. A diploma demonstrates that the ejob seeker has the ability to learn. If a job seeker has successfully learned the quadratic equation, the Congress of Vienna, and the differences between simile and metaphor, things he probably had little or no interest in, he can be expected to learn things he’s interested in, how to replace a tranny, create spreadsheets etc.That’s what a HS diploma demonstrates.


41 posted on 01/01/2012 2:04:55 PM PST by xkaydet65 (IACTA ALEA EST!!!')
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To: markomalley

Sooooo, I guess this means we no longer need to fund public education? NO diplomas, NO schools, NO teachers union. Hey this could be a good thing, right?


42 posted on 01/01/2012 2:05:56 PM PST by knife6375 (US Navy Veteran)
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To: V V Camp Enari 67-68
i agree 100%, but... the employer should have the right to determine what the requirements are, not the federal government

if they see fit to hire someone without one, fine, they are the one paying them

i just don't see it as something the feds should have any say in anymore than they should be able to demand no one can have a job without one

43 posted on 01/01/2012 2:07:07 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: devolve

Bingo.


44 posted on 01/01/2012 2:40:21 PM PST by TwoSwords
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To: markomalley

The ADA was a huge mistake by GHWB. It never had clear boundaries - it continues to metastasize.

This development is rich. It may even top the assertion once that a deaf person should be given the necessary accommodation to serve as an office receptionist.


45 posted on 01/01/2012 2:51:14 PM PST by jimfree (In Nov 2012 my 11 y/o granddaughter will have more relevant executive experience than Barack Obama)
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To: Chode

I agree


46 posted on 01/01/2012 2:54:33 PM PST by V V Camp Enari 67-68 (Viet Vet)
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To: markomalley

Abolish ADA, abolish IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) and abolish the EEOC. It would save lots of taxpayer dollars, stimulate the creation of jobs, and improve public education.


47 posted on 01/01/2012 3:16:29 PM PST by GenXteacher (He that hath no stomach for this fight, let him depart!)
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To: markomalley

The ADA was designed to hurt America, not help the disabled.


48 posted on 01/01/2012 4:51:38 PM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: markomalley

This is a great decision by the EEOC. In the nuclear facility where I work, everyone with high school degrees think they’re so smart and book learned. High school is too much learnin with nothing to show for it.


49 posted on 01/01/2012 4:55:31 PM PST by Jay Santos CP ("Idiocracy"... It's no longer just a movie.)
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To: Fred Hayek

That work ethic thing is getting harder and harder to find. At times I have had to struggle to keep mine going since it seems to get nowhere when the lazy, lying, and the lame are rewarded.

I have a couple weeks of subcontracting out for a questionable technology company as a van driver. They offered me a lead job but turned it down due to absurdly low money and the crop of ragamuffins they hire. Think the reformed (maybe) crackhead, gang-banger, drunk, whatever that are the majority of the crews. A few of them are OK.

I opted for the van driver because it paid better than lead and got me out of the literal 30-40 pages of stuff that has to be faxed each site and there are three a night. That isn’t the 5-7 copies that have to go in each large box of stuff that goes back.

My Dell operations are never anywhere near that paperwork intensive and pay better. I laughed some at the guy who was field training me and another person about this must be some sad joke. He responded it is standard procedure and he developed some of it.


50 posted on 01/01/2012 7:15:38 PM PST by wally_bert (It's sheer elegance in its simplicity! - The Middleman)
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