Illegal Topics

In the United States, discrimination laws are specific. A number of factors relating to an employee or potential employee cannot be used as the basis for discrimination. For example, an employer may not decide against hiring a candidate because the candidate practices a certain religion, is from a certain country, has children, or is of a certain age. Every employer is aware of these laws, and the vast majority are careful to make sure that not only are no decisions made that break the law but also to avoid even the possibility that someone could think an illegal hiring decision was made. No employer wants to invite a lawsuit.

Just as the company must not bring up any discussion of these forbidden topics, do not discuss them ...

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