HR FAQ: A 35-year-old male would interact best with my clients. Can I only interview those who meet this description?

summer-office-student-work“A 35-year-old male would interact best with my clients. Can I only interview those who meet this description?”

This request involves age and sex discrimination and violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.

Candidates not meeting these requirements could file a claim with the EEOC.  Defending a discrimination lawsuit is expensive.  The average lawsuit costs an employer $250,000.

Are you doing everything you can do to avoid such lawsuits?  Learn to protect yourself while finding the right fit for your open positions by contacting Lisa Johnson at lisa@lisajohnsonhr.com or 918.402.2163.

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