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    Re: EEOC: High school diploma requirement might violate Americans with Disabilities A

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    Re: EEOC: High school diploma requirement might violate Americans with Disabilities A

    After reading a little more about it, it's just the Washington Times being silly, as per usual. Somebody wrote in to the EEOC asking whether a high school diploma requirement could possibly violate the Americans with Disabilities Act. One of the lawyers that worked there just responded by explaining the standard from the ADA- that you can't exclude disabled people who are fully capable of doing a job from that job with requirements that aren't related to the job. That's it. The Times are totally looney toons in case anybody wasn't aware of that... You shouldn't let them get you upset until you actually look up whatever they're ranting about.

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    Re: EEOC: High school diploma requirement might violate Americans with Disabilities A

    I consider it a non-issue. The ADA does its job just fine with business. Furthermore, there are plenty of businesses who go out of their way to have connections with organizations that supply local and state businesses with workers who have disabilities.
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    Re: EEOC: High school diploma requirement might violate Americans with Disabilities A

    Quote Originally Posted by teamosil View Post
    After reading a little more about it, it's just the Washington Times being silly, as per usual. Somebody wrote in to the EEOC asking whether a high school diploma requirement could possibly violate the Americans with Disabilities Act. One of the lawyers that worked there just responded by explaining the standard from the ADA- that you can't exclude disabled people who are fully capable of doing a job from that job with requirements that aren't related to the job. That's it. The Times are totally looney toons in case anybody wasn't aware of that... You shouldn't let them get you upset until you actually look up whatever they're ranting about.
    Thanks for chasing that up. I was definitely confused by the intentionally misleading wording of story.

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    Re: EEOC: High school diploma requirement might violate Americans with Disabilities A

    Most jobs that have a requirement for a HS diploma, don't actually need that level of education, for the job to be completed.
    And throw in, that it's true for lots of careers requiring a BS/BA.
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    Re: EEOC: High school diploma requirement might violate Americans with Disabilities A

    Quote Originally Posted by SmokeAndMirrors View Post
    But that would basically be a GED, if high school-level knowledge is required.
    In theory, absolutely. However, empirical research shows that outcomes for holders of a high school diploma are better than those with a GED. Those having a GED do better than those without either a high school diploma or GED.

    http://www.acenet.edu/Content/Naviga...candnoneco.pdf

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    Re: EEOC: High school diploma requirement might violate Americans with Disabilities A

    If this is true we are just continuing to make it harder and harder for businesses to operate here in the US.

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    Re: EEOC: High school diploma requirement might violate Americans with Disabilities A

    Quote Originally Posted by muciti View Post
    If this is true we are just continuing to make it harder and harder for businesses to operate here in the US.
    It's not true, it's just a Washington Time flamebait. See above.

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