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Does an Employer Have to Hire an Applicant Who is a Member of a Protected Class?

A common question asked by employers is, do they have to hire an applicant who has a disability simply to avoid liability and discrimination claims? The answer is “no”, so long as the protected class applicant is not being hired based upon his/her class status or disability.

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