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Since the economic decline that started in the fall of 2008, many companies have experienced reductions in force, frozen vacant positions and engaged in other attrition efforts all with the aim of cutting costs. With signs of possible economic recovery now on the horizon for certain industries, some companies will soon execute plans to grow their businesses and rebuild their workforces. Those employers with such hiring plans need to be wary of the traps and other pitfalls that could trigger discrimination class action claims by rejected applicants.