A columnist responded with surprise to the news in a Ballard Spahr legal alert about guidance from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The alert, by attorneys Mary Theresa Metzler and Michelle McGeogh, said the EEOC has warned employers not to require a high school diploma unless it is truly needed for the job because such a prerequisite can shut out a category of disabled workers.

The columnist opened by exclaiming “Wow!” at the news and went on to comment that the agency’s action “has added yet another wrinkle to the hiring process and has taken us that much further away from ‘the way it used to be.”