Legal Limits of Pre-Employment Tests

Legal Limits of Pre-Employment Tests

Employers use different employment tests and screening techniques to select employees that better fit certain jobs. Besides notoriously famous polygraph test which can be legally used only in limited number of special cases and the widely used Reid Report there are thousands of various tests that can be administered by employers to narrow down the pool of their potential and current employees. There are general “honesty tests” and more specific ability, performance and certain skills test. However, the question is: how far can the testing go? What kind of questions are allowed and not allowed? First of all, the tests should comply with the federal anti-discrimination laws. Title VII of […]