Discrimination in the Hiring Process

Originally published in P&A Magazine on March 31, 2021.


"We all know that terminating an employee may lead to a charge of discrimination. But it can happen at the other end of the employment lifecycle, too – the hiring process."



I swear this story is true.


Once upon a time, in the summer of 1993, I ran into a woman that my wife and I knew outside of church one Sunday morning. She and her husband were expecting their first child. Attempting to make polite conversation, I asked her, “Esmerelda, when are you going to have that baby?”


“Last Tuesday,” came her icy reply...