Edmond, OK asked in Employment Law and Employment Discrimination for Oklahoma

Q: I've experienced discrimination by not being hired at a job that I was qualified for 5yr ago. Can I sue?

I went through the required interviews and they wanted to hire me but HR kept refusing to accept my state issued High School Equivalent Diploma.

1 Lawyer Answer
John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
  • Employment Law Lawyer
  • Frisco, TX

A: It's unclear from your question whether you were unlawfully discriminated against on the basis of your race, ethnicity, nationality, sex, color, age, disability, or pregnancy.

Remember that discrimination is "unlawful" only if you are a member of a protected class of individuals. A refusal to hire someone based upon educational status (whether correct or incorrect) is not unlawful discrimination.

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