Frequently Asked Questions

May employers include a requirement that an apprentice have a driver’s license as one of their selection criteria?

Equal Employment Opportunity

If the requirement to have a driver’s license impacts any protected group adversely, such a requirement should be validated to ensure it is job-related and consistent with business necessity.  For example, an apprenticeship program that involves traveling to different sites may require apprentices to use personal or company transportation to these sites.  If driving is not an essential function of the job, the requirement to have a driver’s license may not be consistent with business necessity and may adversely affect certain individuals with disabilities or other protected groups.

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