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  • Conner Lantz
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    Sorry, the previous questions is incomplete.
    So, is it legal to ask for photo ID during the last stage of recruiting process when they have to come onsite( to the office)?

    Conner Lantz
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    Asking for a photo ID creates the risk of liability for discrimination against persons of colour or other personal characteristics a photo may reveal. However, you’re allowed to do it if it’s what’s called a bona fide occupational requirement (BFOR). Questions to ask in determining whether your practice of asking this person for a photo ID would be considered a BFOR:

    1. Are you doing it for a legitimate, nondiscriminatory reason; if so, can you clearly articulate that reason?
    2. Is this your standard operating procedure?
    3. Do you do it consistently with all applicants?
    4. Are there alternative, less discriminatory ways to get the information you need?

    You don’t want to overthink it; the problem I’m having is that I don’t understand why you’re asking for a photo ID just because the person is from out of province. But you know the situation; so just work through the BFOR criteria. Hope that helps. Glenn

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