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Asking for Recent Graduates

Asking for recent graduates (or graduates who have graduated within a specific timeframe) can also discriminate on the basis of age. This is because most recent graduates are young people, meaning this requirement can exclude older people.

Situations where this might be an acceptable requirement might include situations where the content of the required degree is directly relevant to the work being undertaken and it is important that this knowledge is up-to-date. Bear in mind that, in most circumstances, recent experience in the relevant field would meet this criterion.