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Recently a court ruled that current law allows companies to reject a job applicant if working in the job would entail a 90 percent chance that the applicant would suffer a heart attack. The presiding judge justified the ruling, saying that it protected both employees and employers.

This use of his court ruling as part of the law could not be effective in regulating employment practices if which of the following were true?

(A) The best interests of employers often conflict with the interests of employees.
(B) No legally accepted methods exist for calculating the risk of a job applicant's having a heart attack as a result of being employed in any particular occupation.
(C) Some jobs might involve health risks other than the risk of heart attack.
(D) Employees who have a 90 percent chance of suffering a heart attack may be unaware that their risk is so great.
(E) The number of people applying for jobs at a company might decline if the company, by screening applicants for risk of heart attack, seemed to suggest that the job entailed high risk of heart attack.
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17 Jul 2006, 22:19
B, IMO , gives us a reason why this ruling can cause prolems. If there is no legally acceptable way determinig the risk, then there can be conflicting results. Employers might calculate a percentage which is <90%, but potenital employees might calcuate the risk as >90%, o vice-versa which will cause problems in employment practices.
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17 Jul 2006, 22:27
(B) No legally accepted methods exist for calculating the risk of a job applicant's having a heart attack as a result of being employed in any particular occupation.
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17 Jul 2006, 22:34
Clear winner B.

Employment practices are supposed to be fair.
IF no legally accpeted methods are present to find the chances of a person suffering a heart attack then the ruling cannot be a fair emploemtn practice.
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18 Jul 2006, 10:37
if B is true, then the argument doesn't make sense

so B should be IT
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19 Jul 2006, 03:13
B, but not sure I can rule out A that easily
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19 Jul 2006, 03:21
Can rule out everything else...B is the winner
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19 Jul 2006, 03:38
I do not know if this one is a gmat question type btw for me it seems that B wins
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19 Jul 2006, 07:37
Good job friends. OA is B.
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12 May 2017, 21:28
Can someone explain why option D and A are wrong?
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