Read the article
This is not an official ruling, yet. It's an opinion by the EEOC that a companies' requirement of a high school diploma for a job could be discriminatory if it “ ‘screens out’ an individual who is unable to graduate because of a learning disability that meets the ADA’s definition of ‘disability,’ ”
In their opinion, the high school diploma should only be a requirement if it is “job-related for the position in question and consistent with business necessity.”
I am not even sure where to start with this.
-Can anyone reading this think of a job in which a high school diploma would not be required to do the job satisfactorily?
Today's world is not as simple as when your parents or grandparents were looking for a job. A high school diploma was not as big of a requirement 50+ years ago. Today's employees need skills.
Take a housekeeper. Simple job, right? What about reading the warning labels on the bottles of cleaner? How would you like the housekeeper in your hotel mixing a quaternary cleaner (ammonia type) with bleach and producing a deadly gas?
Restaurant worker. Cooking requires reading recipes or other instructions. Some of the equipment is dangerous, what about warning labels? Instructions on how to clean your expensive equipment properly?
People do these jobs all of the time without high school diplomas, that's not a point worth arguing. The real question is, do they do them properly? Should a company be allowed to require a high school diploma so that they get the best employee?
-Lawsuits. Like I said, as of now this is not the rule of law. Does that matter in court? Especially if it is a far-left activist judge? We now have a whole new class of people that can sue if they did not get a job. Bet the body part you are now sitting on that there are plenty of judges that will rule for a job applicant that was discriminated against for not having a diploma.
Myself, I see advocates for the disabled crawling out from under their rocks on this one. Companies will get sued out of existence.
-Finally, as the article pointed out, this takes away one of the incentives for getting a high school diploma. If a kid is destined for a low-level minimum wage job and they know they will no longer be required to have a high school diploma to get the job, will they stay in school?
This is basically just a continuing effort of the left to dumb down America. They have destroyed our schools so badly that the reality is that the high school diploma companies have required, up till now, aren't worth a damn as it is. Now they are going to work to eliminate the diploma altogether.
Right now the US struggles to make the top 15 of any list for education (such as reading skills, science knowledge, math, etc) of countries in the world. Want to check back and see where we rank in 10 - 15 years?