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Old 01-01-2012, 06:38 PM
 
Location: Grove City, Ohio
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When they turn you down get yourself a grease ball lawyer and sue the hell out of them!

EEOC: High school diploma requirement might violate Americans with Disabilities Act - Washington Times

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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.
And they wonder why jobs are leaving for overseas.

So I don't have a college degree, if I can prove I can do the job and having a degree isn't necessary then.......?
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Old 01-01-2012, 08:57 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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What jobs are available that require a high school diploma but don't need that education to do the work? Cashier at McDonalds and similar hire high school students so obviously no diploma is required.
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Old 01-01-2012, 09:02 PM
 
Location: Grove City, Ohio
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What jobs are available that require a high school diploma but don't need that education to do the work? Cashier at McDonalds and similar hire high school students so obviously no diploma is required.
But I think we can move right into college degrees with this ruling.

How many corporate positions are there where we have the requirement for a degree, any degree, just to get the job? Is that not discrimination against those that didn't go to college and my be suffering a disability?

I love this sort of thing, opens a tremendous can of worms!
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Old 01-01-2012, 09:11 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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Yeh, I can see the lawsuit from the guy that claims he wanted to apply to the hospital for the position of brain surgeon, but it required a degree and he couldn't graduate due to seasonal affective disorder
caused by the medical school being in the northwest.
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Old 01-01-2012, 09:39 PM
 
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What jobs are available that require a high school diploma but don't need that education to do the work? Cashier at McDonalds and similar hire high school students so obviously no diploma is required.
Pilot is one. You need government certificates but no degree to actually legally do it.
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Old 01-02-2012, 06:12 AM
 
Location: Grove City, Ohio
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Yeh, I can see the lawsuit from the guy that claims he wanted to apply to the hospital for the position of brain surgeon, but it required a degree and he couldn't graduate due to seasonal affective disorder caused by the medical school being in the northwest.
That is not what's implied at all. Positions such as doctor, professional engineer or registered nurse all require a license granted by state or federal government. To qualify for the license you need to show proof of the education prior to taking a test.

The people who need to look out are the ones looking to fill a receptionist position who require a degree, any degree, just because they can in this economy.
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Old 10-03-2017, 10:47 AM
 
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And it's getting to the point where many people really believe that they're unemployable without a degree, which many can't afford or manage intellectually. It doesn't help when the employers jump on that same bandwagon for no reason.


That "greaseball lawyer," as the OP called him, has a point, and so does his client!
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Old 10-03-2017, 10:54 AM
 
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That is not what's implied at all. Positions such as doctor, professional engineer or registered nurse all require a license granted by state or federal government. To qualify for the license you need to show proof of the education prior to taking a test.

The people who need to look out are the ones looking to fill a receptionist position who require a degree, any degree, just because they can in this economy.
Yeah, there's going to be some professions that will require some sort of education and/or testing to get a license in order to say that you're an MD or Lawyer. It's even debatable whether if you pass a test and don't have the education that you should be able to practice.
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Old 10-03-2017, 11:17 AM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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Regardless of disability discrimination laws, a person has to be able to do the work. Someone with no arms, for example, cannot claim discrimination if turned down for a job as an auto mechanic. In the case of many entry-level office jobs a person has to be able to read and write effectively to do their job. When I see resumes with misspellings and poor grammar, the applicant will not get an interview. They should also know how to use spell check. Some high school students can handle that easily, in fact we had some really good work done by most of the 80+ high school interns we had here this summer.
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Old 10-03-2017, 07:35 PM
 
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If you have the skills to get the job done and any other legally required certificates or licenses needed, you should be able to get the job regardless of education.

Lots of programmers and IT people got hired without degrees because they have the needed skills and get the job done.
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