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← Should employers be blind to private beliefs?

Zelig's Avatar Jump to comment 14 by Zelig

Well, in my experience, in the social sciences at least, fraudsters and charlatans are the norm in academia. I don't say this lightly. So i'm afraid I reluctantly agree with your college in your third example. I see no credible alternative. I would prefer such an individual not hold such views, or that other candidates were successful, but I don't think possession of such views should automatically bar one from employment. So Yes I would discriminate, but No I wouldn't necessarily exclude.

I agree, of course, that the religious origin of an persons views should, simply by virtue of that origin, not be accorded privileged status, but that's a different issue.

Mon, 24 Jan 2011 23:58:04 UTC | #583741