Can I require applicants to have a high school diploma?
We recommend that you not require applicants to have a high school diploma unless you can demonstrate that the requirement is job-related and consistent with business necessity. Requiring a diploma when it’s unrelated to the position can be discriminatory under both Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
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Answer from Rachel, SHRM-SCP