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I recently saw a job post that had the following section inside it:

Candidate Should be US Citizen

Candidate Should have Autism Spectrum Disorder

Job Type: Full-time

Required experience:

  • Software Development: 1 year

Required education:

  • Bachelor's

The bold section is the concerning part. Can a company really specify that a candidate has this condition, and can they ask during the interview about it?

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    If you want to ask a legal question, you need to include the jurisdiction. Also, there is a high chance of having the question closed as we don't generally do legal advice (except for really basic questions) – Erik Mar 13 '18 at 21:24
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    It's not really a legal question, mostly a curiosity thing – CBredlow Mar 13 '18 at 21:28
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    Obviously they can ask the question; you just quoted them doing it. If it's not a legal question, I'm not sure I understand what you want to know. – Erik Mar 13 '18 at 21:32
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    They asked it, so, yes they can – Kilisi Mar 13 '18 at 21:36
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    Does the job deal with autism or accessibility, or disabilities in any way? – user70848 Mar 13 '18 at 22:17