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Non-discriminatory screening of candidates.

Anonymous - August 2, 2016
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I am hoping that you can help me out and review the below information for legal and non-discriminatory screening of candidates. Our team has proposed the following language below to be included in a posting of approximately 10 positions for a contract that we were awarded last week. I’m not sure it meets nondiscriminatory requirements.

Also, we have a requirement to provide a credit check and a specific score must be achieved or the candidate will not be hired. We must do this within 5 hours of receiving a go forward from a resume review. This severely limits our ability to have a signed offer in hand with a contingency for passing the requirements listed below.


Other Requirements:
While this position does not require a security clearance, applicants must be eligible to work in the United States. In addition, Applicants must also:
• Pass a background investigation, which may include a credit check including overall credit score
• Be alcohol and drug free
• Be literate, well-groomed and courteous
• Have the ability to lift and handle at least 50 pounds

Can you shed some light on this at all?

Thank you for your insight and assistance.

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