…are decisions really based on those? I honestly thought not, but had been always advised to never self-identify and give HR an excuse to target me as a white male non-veteran. The other day I seemed to have a nibble from Company-x, but that they really needed me to fill out the EEOC form on their application as to my ethnicity, sex, and veteran status. I did…and within 15 minutes, I got a rejection letter in my Inbox. It seemed a little too close to be coincidence.
Given the game of race/sex/vet roulette that some employers seem to be playing and seeing as I’d like to be able to get a job to be able to feed my family, I’d like to know the following.
Q1) If I claim that I am 1/16th of a protected class, how can they prove I am not?
Q2) If I claim a protected class but somehow it is definitively proven to not be the case down the road, can an employer dismiss me the same way that they could if I’d lied about a degree or a past employer on an application?
BTW, for those who are about to yell ‘BS’ and ‘Cite’, I present some C&Ps with the names removed:
Form filled out immediately upon reciept. (took less than 5 min)