Those fine public servants at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission have issued a warning that if you are a prospective employer, requiring that job applicants have a high school diploma may violate the Americans with Disabilities Act.
The EEOC is not a legislative body. It is not empowered by the Constitution with the ability to make laws, so they hasten to warn us that this is only a "warning," that employers, "may" be liable under the ADA if they refuse employment to someone who hasn't earned a high school diploma. We'll all just have to wait and see what happens the next time someone decides not to hire an applicant who hasn't finished high school.
Who wants to be the first to test that?
So the burden is once again placed on the prospective employer - as if they didn't have enough to worry about. Not to mention the fact that, taken to extremes, businesses might find themselves having to prove that they are not discriminating against unable-to-finish-high-school-Americans. Can you imagine filling a quota for non graduates? Has the EEOC just created an employment niche for people who couldn't hack high school?
As far as I'm concerned, people should be free to hire and fire as they see fit. If you are willing to go into business or continue running a business in spite of all the obstacles in your path, more power to you. If you are silly or short-sighted enough to hire based on unjust criteria, your business will eventually pay the price. We don't need a crushing bureaucracy to try to impose fairness to the detriment of common sense.