Eluned Anderson received a rejection email from a job application. That part is normal. What isn’t normal is why the hiring manager rejected her. The email contained this explanation:
It was decided that your strong Welsh accent, accompanied by your regional activities, would not suit the office environment.
This is a weird reason to reject someone, and if you’re in the US, it could also be an illegal reason to reject someone. It could also be legal–so here’s the difference for employers in the United States.
To keep reading, click here: Discrimination in Hiring Is Always Bad. But It Might Not Always Be Illegal