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← Should employers be blind to private beliefs?

RomeStu's Avatar Jump to comment 1 by RomeStu

The trouble with anti-discrimination laws is that they are often taken to absurd extremes as in this case. A law to protect the rights, for example, of a catholic trying to get a job in a shop owned by a protestant seems entirely right and fair. In this situation religious beliefs, or lack thereof, have no bearing on the ability to do the job.

However, when dealing with high-level academe, and especially in the field of the sciences, I believe a university has the absolute right to disregard candidates for scientific positions on the basis of their fantasies (sorry, religious beliefs). This is to protect the interests of its students, and the reputation of its research. When will the first student sue the university for failing in its duty to provide a competent professor? They may win...

Mon, 24 Jan 2011 20:56:34 UTC | #583665