Do employers have the right to exclude applicants from consideration if it means the employer may lose the applicant as a customer?

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Do employers have the right to exclude applicants from consideration if it means the employer may lose the applicant as a customer?

Applied for a job at a nonprofit operated golf course where I am an annual member. Annual memberships have been declining and when a job came available I was not hired because it would reduce the number of annual members.

Asked on June 7, 2009 under Employment Labor Law, Maryland

Answers:

MD, Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 12 years ago | Contributor

Here is the issue: how do you know you were not hired for that reason and not for some other reason? How do you know it is not because you were unqualified?

What was the position and do you have experience in it?

As long as it wasn't discriminatory, they don't have to hire you.

Review the above questions, and make an inquiry with the Maryland Dept of Labor: http://www.dllr.state.md.us/


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