Can an employer ever use race, gender, or age in employment decisions?

The general answer to that is no, but there are very few and limited cases where sometimes an employer can substantiate a legitimate business reason based on their type of company. For example, certain restaurants or certain religious institutions may have rules that require them to have a certain type of employee working there, but those are very few and far between. So the general answer is if you were told you can’t get a job due to your race, it’s probably the wrong answer.

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