Skip to comments.Won't hire convicted criminals? Uncle Sam might have a problem with that
Posted on 06/12/2013 7:36:12 PM PDT by TigerClaws
If you've got a policy against hiring anyone with a criminal record, you better review guidelines issued by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
The EEOC today filed lawsuits against BMW's manufacturing plant in Spartanburg, S.C., and Dollar General, which is based in Goodlettsville, Tenn. The agency contends the companies' policies against hiring people who have been convicted of a crime violate the Civil Rights Act because they disproportionately cost African-Americans jobs.
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Every employer should have at least one murderer, one rapist, a thief and a burglar. A couple armed robbers wouldn’t hurt either.
There are some areas of this country where the company I work for has trouble finding people who do not have a felony in their past, are able to read and write, and can pass a drug test.
Something about “freedom of association” somewhere, can’t put my finger on it...
Does the NSA have any openings? I know this guy over in Hong Kong who has bills to pay ...
pretty soon it’s goign to be a criem to hire anyoen but criminals, minorities, gay people or drug addicts-
Last time I checked, any felony conviction on your record - including a DWI - means you can forget getting even a SECRET clearance for US Government work.
I guess the Government discriminates against black people.
I’m completely sure that if you have a conviction for gay-bashing, well, ANY planned parenthood will hire you:
Maybe men with histories of domestic abuse can get hired as marriage counselors?
No doubt at all.
Just like forcing "affordable housing" need to be on Fifth Ave., Hyannisport, the Hamptons, Aspen, Marin County, West Chester, Pebble Beach, Carmel, Santa Barbara, Beverly Hills, Malibu, Mercer Island and other posh liberal enclaves.
Just a coincidence the plants are in a right to work state, huh? /sarc
In at least one major city they are requiring that lifeguards who can’t swim be hired, because there are so few black lifeguards, and so few blacks that can swim who have applied, etc.—so it’s racist to require lifeguards to be able to swim, you see, because it “disparately impacts” blacks, etc. Not kidding. I think it’s Minneapolis.
In other words, a union.
LOL! Ain’t that the truth.
They could save themselves a lot of time/trouble interviewing and just hire one Dem ex Con, er... ex Congressman.
What about the “Disparate Impact” of DISPROPORTIONATE NUMBERS OF CRIMES COMMITTED BY BLACKS, where the white population is being victimized by a Minority? Can we prosecute THAT “Unequal Treatment”?
> Tell Ginny Mae , or Freddie Mac what happens when you open the lines to all who apply .. How’s that housing and mortgage bubble working out for ya ?
Fraud to such an extent that it led to thousands of banks being taken ino receivership by the FDIC; makes the S & L scandal pale in comparion. Anybody that could make a commission was in on the action from the title companies to the loan officers to the presidents of the bank. I know one transaction that netted one of the senior officers of a bank, $200K on a multimillion dollar deal. They knew the type people they were lending to would default which didn’t bother them one bit because they knew they could foreclose on it and the resell it and make the commissions all over again.
Democrats have no problem hiring convicted criminals; best example that comes to mind is Alcee Hastings, impeached convicted and removed from his judgeship for accepting bribes.
That's what I was thinking... Friends who would know say even a misdemeanor can be reason to deny a clearance. A felony? Forget it, don't even waste your time.
So, yet another case of big government and the ruling elite sticking it in our faces and saying do as we say, not as we do.
“There are some areas of this country where the company I work for has trouble finding people who do not have a felony in their past, are able to read and write, and can pass a drug test.”
I’ll take a swag at this, and I would suppose that these areas tend to coincide with blue states.
You can’t even get clearance to be a teacher in my state. We co-chair an after-school program in L.A. and I was not surprised how much information you have to provide just to be employed as an after-school instructor. You might as well join the CIA with the amount of paperwork you have to sign.
Challenge the Fed department making the claim.
“Our percentage of employees who are convicted felons is equal to yours.”
“However, the percentage of our employees who are felons, not yet convicted, will never compare to yours!”
Day care and schools should hire pedophiles, DEA and CIA should hire drug dealers, banks should hire thieves.
Oh I forgot, they already do that.
TX is much the same. Lesson, obey the law. It’s not hard.
The Federal Government attacking (non-union) business in the southern US. Happens every day. It’s part of the “progressive” plan to turn the entire US into a corrupt collectivist hell hole, and since they can’t do it with bullets (yet) they do it with a blizzard of lawyers and expensive paperwork.
nobody forced blacks to commit the crimes they’ve done. the fact more criminals are black, percentage-wise to their black population numbers, is not racist. it means there are more black criminals as a percentage of their population percentage.
screw eeoc. screw this renegade, commuist government.
The first mine I worked for would not hire people with drug or theft convictions but assault an manslaughter or murder conviction wasn’t disqualifying. Murderers make good miners. Makes sense.
last i checked, it’s illegal to file a tax return using someone else’s ssno... yet 0bama’s been doing this for years
and confiscating my personal information without cause or due process is also against the law... yet they’ve been doing it for years.
the IRS is supposed to audit people using a random selection filter in order to avoid the possibility of harassment via audits. they blew that off a few years ago.
so yea.... hire who you like. if one of the prerequisites for the job is no criminal convictions... then so be it.
stand up to them and tell them to shove it... you won’t willingly endanger your employees or the corporation just to satisfy their political agenda.
And don’t forget that the companies will be demanded to take full responsibility for the ex-felons actions if they do hire them.
It’s a no-win.
If there are any black people who can still be embarrassed by the condition of the black race and culture, this should make them blush.
I'm out on bail facing felony stalking charges in Texas for e-mailing jokes to a former jack-*ss employer who fired me.
My first time in trouble with the law, and my lawyer thinks that the charges will eventually be dropped.
But I don't know for sure, this country is quickly becoming a police state and the law and order cheerleaders may be in for a rude awakening someday.
It is everywhere.
Equality at it’s best!
with thousands upon thousands of laws we must obey and a zealous well-funded police-state, there may not be many non-felons in the coming years.
Yes, you are correct.
I should clarify, correct about the rude awakening. My son is struggling because of a “crime” that 20 years ago would have gotten him a mere talking-to rather than charges. he couldn’t afford a lawyer.
Best of luck to you.
Unfortunately, I live in one of those areas. Probably 20% of all applicants we get can’t pass the basic hiring requirements.
Fight it in court as you’re already doing.
Hey, if the government can hire people with criminal records and give them guns and badges, you shouldn't have any problems with hiring criminals either.
State Department has hired [Diplomatic security] agents with criminal records, memo reveals...And we wonder about hiring prostitutes, pederasty and drug usage? What am I missing here?