Skip to comments.BMW hit with discrimination lawsuit from EEOC
Posted on 06/12/2013 9:41:05 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced a lawsuit against BMW on Tuesday, alleging that one of its facilities in South Carolina adopted a criminal background check policy that led to a disproportionate impact on African-Americans.
According to the EEOC, BMW switched contractors at its South Carolina plant in 2008 and instructed employees of the old contractor who had been working at the site to reapply with the new firm. This new firm was instructed to conduct fresh criminal background checks on all applicants.
...The result was that out of 645 experienced employees, 88 were denied rehire, including 70 blacks, the commission claims. That means 80% of those turned away were black, despite blacks constituting only 55% of employees.
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Dollar General said it will "vigorously defend" against the suit.
If the rules were equally applied, there is no case. Otherwise, BMW will pay.
Sounds like a destined-to-fail lawsuit intended to gin-up turnout and contributions from the key Obama voting bloc.
oh....and BMW, Thanks for choosing South Carolina over Mexicali! /sarc
55% of the employees at the plant were black? Seems to me BMW ought to get a commendation for hiring MORE than the population entails....
According to the Obama Census Ministry:
blacks only make up 28% of the population of South Carolina, which means BMW had an OVER-REPRESENTATION of black employees.
“...despite blacks constituting only 55% of employees.”
55%!!!!! Looks to me like that other races need to be filing discrimination claims.
Non union plant, isn’t it.
My car came from there.
Elephant in the room—The fact that criminal background check policies have a disproportionate impact on African-Americans.
Maybe if African-Americans obeyed the law. . .
Effing fascist government!
Reminds me of the joke about the employer being told by gov’ment that 15% of his employees must be black so he fired several blacks. When questioned, he said that he was way over the 15% edict so he was meeting the requirements.
“Statistically, blacks and Latinos face criminal convictions at a rate disproportionately greater than their representation in the population.”
Well, Duh! Maybe if they did not commit crimes disproportionately to their representation in the population there would be no problem! Again the law abiding are supposed to bend over for criminals because of racial background. What incentive is there for obeying the law? Damned if you do and rewarded if you don’t.
I must be on the wrong planet. Beam me up Scotty!
What kind of impact do laws have then?
What about the “marginalized” crackers in the NBA? Let’s send a pile of AA’s packing to we can even up the discrimination there.
Non-union plant; Obama's EEOC attack dogs are suing. That CAN'T be a coincidence.
BTW, you citizens of South Carolina, how's that booming economy with that new Boeing assembly plant you didn't get thanks to Obama. You guys should be really p*ssed!
Elephant in the roomThe fact that criminal background check policies have a disproportionate impact on African-Americans.
So-called "social justice" is to justice as social diseases are to the common cold.
This is nothing more than the Federal Government forcing companies to hire black criminals.
We are a mini South Africa with Obama in the White House.
A white heterosexual male Christian is in trouble.
19.7% of the Blacks were denied re-hire due to criminal records vs. 6% of non-blacks.
Sounds about right.
“Criminal background check”??? OMG!!! How DARE they! /s
These convicts were using up jobs that could have gone to deserving Unregistered Democrats.