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Can Employers Require Employees to Have Driver’s Licenses?

September 15, 2020

Via: HR Hero

Employers obviously want employees to be able to get to work reliably and on time. So, can an employer require employees to have their own driver’s license or car?

The short answer: maybe. The longer answer: If you opt to do this, be very careful, and be aware of the risks.

Generally speaking, an employer is probably within its rights to require an employee to have a valid driver’s license simply because there’s no law that prohibits it outright. However, doing so is not without major risks of appearing to be discriminatory. It may be an ill-advised decision for that reason.

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