The Problem with “Fit”: Legal Risks and Best Practices
The National Association of Legal Search Consultants Newsletter
Spring 2016

Partner Mark Konkel authored the article, “The Problem with “Fit”: Legal Risks and Best Practices,” published in the National Association of Legal Search Consultants newsletter. The article discusses the legal risks in citing “fit” as a reason for rejecting a job candidate. Mark explains, “fit” is a vague term and plaintiffs can leverage that ambiguity by alleging that “fit” is actually signifying a form of employment discrimination like race or gender in a court complaint. Recruiters and employers potentially create a risk of an employment discrimination lawsuit when they use it.