As I investigate the world of GED (General Equivalency Diploma, also known as General Education Diploma) I have been reading some disturbing articles on the Internet.
There seems to be subjective evidence on the Internet that employers may prefer to hire high school graduates even when a GED candidate is equally qualified. You might want to read Deb Peterson’s Blog regarding job discrimination when people with GEDs are involved. It’s thoughtful reading.
In other places I have read that people with GEDs and college degrees have been held to a higher scrutiny by employers than people who graduated from high school and achieved a higher degree.
If you’re not hired for a position because you have a GED can you hire an attorney and sue for damages? I don’t know the answer. But perhaps the lawyers and attorneys listed on this web page may be of help.
Studying and passing the GED may be only 1/2 of the struggle. Getting into college with a GED or being hired by an employer may be the 2nd half of the journey.
If you have no high school diploma, passing the GED test is your best alternative to not having a high school diploma. If you intend to pass the GED and enter college, contact your chosen colleges to verify they accept the GED. The vast majority of colleges accept a valid GED test, but check first.
The ultimate GED job discrimination would be if you give up without even trying and decide not to take and pass the GED test.
You’ll need a very positive attitude to pass the GED and to use it to your advantage in college and/or work. So start today, be positive, and pass your GED test at a testing center in your area.