Arizona Hiring laws & HR compliance analysis

Arizona Hiring: What you need to know

The Arizona Civil Rights Act prohibits hiring practices that discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, national origin, or genetic test results. The Act covers employers with 15 or more employees (AZ Rev. Stat. Sec. 41-1401et seq.). There is additional information.
Under the Arizona Crime Victims' Rights Act, employers of 50 or more employees may not refuse to hire or otherwise discriminate against an applicant who has exercised the right to take leave under the Act (AZ Rev Stat. Sec. 13-4439). Leave is generally permitted for a crime victim to attend a proceeding or to obtain or attempt to obtain a protective order or injunctive relief.
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Disability-related inquiries. Employers are prohibited from asking a job applicant about the existence, nature, or severity of a disability. Employers are permitted, however, to make preemployment inquiries into the ability of an applicant to perform job-related functions (AZ Rev. Stat. Sec. 41-1466).
Arizona law prohibits blacklisting among employers. Under the law, the term “blacklist” means any agreement or understanding between employers or their agents to prevent an individual from being hired (AZ Rev. Stat. Sec. 23-1361).
The Arizona Medical Marijuana Act prohibits employers from discriminating against applicants or employees in hiring, in termination, or by imposing any term or condition of employment or otherwise penalizing a person based on either:
• The person's status as a registered medical marijuana patient/cardholder, or
• A registered qualifying patient's positive drug test for marijuana components or metabolites, unless the patient used, possessed, or was impaired by marijuana on the premises of ...

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