I am not sure whether there have been cases already in US.

Would it be illegal to say in a job offer they require people from a certain IQ level?

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    Possible duplicate of What types of "discrimination" are illegal? Jun 25 '17 at 9:15
  • not sure, and this question is more specific
    – J. Doe
    Jun 25 '17 at 11:22
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    You should explain how the other question doesn't suffice as an answer. You question being "more specific" doesn't mean that the question hasn't already been answered: the answer to your Q is included in the answer to the general question.
    – user6726
    Jun 25 '17 at 15:46

IQ level is not a protected class and so using it to discriminate between job applicants is not illegal per se.

However - in the U.S., studies have shown that self-identified blacks score around 15 points lower than self-identified whites, on average. If your use of IQ to discriminate between applicants reflected this disparity - and did not represent a bona fide occupational qualification (unlikely) - then your use of IQ for this purpose could easily be construed as illegal discrimination based on race.


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