Overqualified applicant? Screen at your own risk

Employers risk a discrimination complaint if they don’t take a better look at an overqualified job candidate
By Daphne Fedoruk
|Canadian Employment Law Today

Screening out overqualified candidates is a fairly common practice among employers to save time in the recruiting process. However, the practice can lead to the threat of a discrimination complaint if the candidates are part of a group, such as immigrants, where excess qualifications can be a common characteristic.


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