Can I be discrimination based on my height

Interviewed a with company and it went
great, did some mock activities that
I’d be doing on the job and had no
problem. I thought I got the job but I
was called by the HR representative who
set up the interview and was told that
they liked me as a cadet but that I was
to short for the job. So basically is
this consider discrimination. Also I
live in Oregon if that helps

Asked on April 21, 2017 under Employment Labor Law, Oregon

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

Yes, it is legal to discriminate based on height. Essentially, all employment discrimination is legal except for that specifically made illegal by a statute, such as race, sex, religion, national origin, disabilitity, or age (over 40) based discrimination. Height is not protected by the law, however; you can be refused a job because you are too tall, too short, etc. 


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