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is it legal for HR to reply with only "we cannot hire you

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is it legal for HR to reply with only "we cannot hire you"

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ScottyMacEsq : Does this pertain to US law?
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Customer: Dear XXXXXmy,Thank you for your response for my company's request for hiring.After looking through the resume that you sent, I am sorry but ACC cannothire you.Thank you for answering our inquiryKathy GrossPresidentAutomated Climate Controls, Inc.
ScottyMacEsq : Thank you. Yes, it's absolutely legal for them to do that. They don't even have to respond at all. Only if there's some insinuation or evidence of discrimination could it be actionable (and even then it would have to be shown that this was a pattern of behavior, etc...). But in no state or federal law is HR required to give any reason or rationale for not hiring.
Customer: ok, thks
ScottyMacEsq : Again, a company can't use certain factors (age, race, religion, gender, or disability) as factors in making this decision.
ScottyMacEsq : But there's no requirement that they establish why...
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