Would it be discriminatory to not hire someone with a "Covid degree"?

Discussion in 'Employment & HR' started by Ron654, Jan 6, 2021.

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  1. Ron654

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    I have friends who are currently uni students and with some courses the exams and course work to finish the degree has become easier due to them having to be online. This also means that they might learn less than others in previous years.

    Would it be discriminatory for a potential employer to not hire some simply because they got a degree in 2021 compared to someone that got the same degree, from the same uni, with everything else on their CVs being the same - just in a different year?
    Posted: Jan 6, 2021 By: Ron654 Member since: Jan 6, 2021
  2. jimbof

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    So good it got posted twice...
    Posted: Jan 6, 2021 By: jimbof Member since: Apr 10, 2020
  3. Newchodge

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    Getting a degree during Covid is not a protecxted characteristic. So while it would be discriminatory (and stupid if it is the only criterion) it would not be unlawful.
    Posted: Jan 7, 2021 By: Newchodge Member since: Nov 8, 2012
  4. antropy

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    A degree is a degree in my eyes, Covid or not. Alex
    Posted: Jan 7, 2021 By: antropy Member since: Aug 2, 2010
  5. Ray Newman

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    Posted: Jan 7, 2021 By: Ray Newman Member since: Dec 13, 2018
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