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What are the laws around issuing Writing Tests

Anonymous - Oct 17, 2016
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We have a position which requires strong writing skills, and the Hiring Manager would like to issue a writing test. In HR’s opinion, we feel that reading and ranking a writing test would be very subjective and potentially could lead to a candidate claiming discrimination given that the test results are not black and white and cannot be validated. Can you please share how widespread the practice of issuing Writing Tests are and how to do it safely and legally if it is not seen as a discriminatory practice?

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