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Will the UK Stop Credential Inflation?

It looks as though it will be illegal in the UK for employers to advertise that they will only consider people who have college credentials for job openings. The story is in the Telegraph.

What if such a case were brought here, perhaps by an individual who doesn’t have a college degree and is seeking one of the many entry-level jobs where applicants won’t be considered without one, such as working a rental-car desk? Under current employment-discrimination law, wouldn’t the plaintiff have a good case?

Hat tip: Thomas Cheplick

George Leef is the the director of editorial content at the James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal.


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