When responding to a job advertisement, every applicant is entitled to an equal opportunity provided they meet the stated qualifications. However, despite meeting the requirements, some individuals may be overlooked or rejected for reasons such as age, legal status, or prior record. Discrimination based on such factors is illegal, and there are numerous laws and agency policies in place to safeguard employment rights.

Below, we’ll briefly outline some of these regulations and how to seek assistance if you encounter discrimination during your job search.

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