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Job Advertisement

Every individual with the same qualifications for a particular job should start out with the same opportunity to get it. No one should be considered ineligible because of race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, or anything else that is not related to job performance. The job advertisement should not show preference for a particular class or bias toward others. The employer should not advertise a job in such a manner that it would indicate a preference or limitation or discrimination towards protected class. Only under one exception, the employer may specify a job requirement, that is, 'bona fide occupational qualification or need. However, the employer should justify that the job requirement is reasonably required to the normal operation of the company.

Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), it is illegal to discriminate in any aspect of employment, including job advertisement. Applicants noticing a potentially discriminatory job advertisement should notify the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), or an equivalent state agency or human rights commission.

In case, the employer or the company who has placed the job advertisement is found guilty: the employer or the company will likely be fined, and required to immediately cease placing the unlawful job advertisement. The law may also require the employer to pay you lost wages, or to hire you.

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