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 (Ariz. Rev Stat. § 41-1401 et seq.). More information is available at the Arizona Discrimination and Arizona Age Discrimination sections.
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 (Ariz. Rev Stat. § 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 (Ariz. Rev Stat. § 41-1466). More information is available at the Arizona Disabilities (ADA) section.
Criminal history. An employer may receive a copy of an employee's or applicant's criminal history record from the state's criminal history repository by submitting the fingerprints and written authorization of the person to whom the record pertains. However, an employer may not divulge the information to anyone else and may face criminal prosecution for recklessly or knowingly releasing it (Ariz. Rev. Stat. §§ 41-1750, 41-1756). More information is available at the Arizona Preemployment Inquiries section.
Consumer reports. The Arizona FCRA allows a consumer reporting agency to furnish consumer reports to people ...

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