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Interviewing and Selecting Job Candidates: South Dakota

Interviewing and Selecting Job Candidates requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: Gloria Ju


  • The South Dakota Human Relations Act (SDHRA) prohibits discrimination in the hiring process based on several protected characteristics and applies to all employers regardless of size. See South Dakota Human Relations Act.
  • South Dakota employers may not discriminate against applicants based on genetic information. See Genetic Information Discrimination.
  • Employers cannot refuse to hire applicants based on a preexisting injury if the applicant can perform the essential job duties. See Workers' Compensation.
  • Employers that provide written references in good faith about a current or former employee's job performance are protected from liability under South Dakota's reference immunity law. See Reference Checks.