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Won't hire convicted criminals? Uncle Sam might have a problem with that
Memphis Business Journal ^

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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1 posted on 06/12/2013 7:36:12 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: TigerClaws

Every employer should have at least one murderer, one rapist, a thief and a burglar. A couple armed robbers wouldn’t hurt either.


2 posted on 06/12/2013 7:38:39 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (23,116,441 households on Food Stamps! Now that's what I call HISTORICAL!!!)
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To: TigerClaws
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 ?
3 posted on 06/12/2013 7:39:24 PM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt (" Criminals simply don’t care if they break the law. " by Larry Correia)
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To: Ouderkirk

ping


4 posted on 06/12/2013 7:40:07 PM PDT by Ouderkirk (The Government is actively preparing to go to War with a significant portion of its own Citizens.)
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To: TigerClaws

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.


5 posted on 06/12/2013 7:40:31 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: TigerClaws

Something about “freedom of association” somewhere, can’t put my finger on it...


6 posted on 06/12/2013 7:41:35 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: TigerClaws

Does the NSA have any openings? I know this guy over in Hong Kong who has bills to pay ...


7 posted on 06/12/2013 7:43:35 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: TigerClaws

pretty soon it’s goign to be a criem to hire anyoen but criminals, minorities, gay people or drug addicts-


8 posted on 06/12/2013 7:45:14 PM PDT by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: TigerClaws
No,Osama Obama's problem is that employers won't hire criminals of color.
9 posted on 06/12/2013 7:46:46 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The Civil Servants Are No Longer Servants...Or Civil.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

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.


10 posted on 06/12/2013 7:47:21 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: TigerClaws

I’m completely sure that if you have a conviction for gay-bashing, well, ANY planned parenthood will hire you:

Right?

Maybe men with histories of domestic abuse can get hired as marriage counselors?

No doubt at all.


11 posted on 06/12/2013 7:47:51 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: FlingWingFlyer
Just so they work for Diane Feinstein, Nancy Pelosi, Claire McCaskill, Rosa DeLauro, Shelia Jackson Lee, Barbara McCulski, Susan Collins, and some other liberals.

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.

12 posted on 06/12/2013 7:49:31 PM PDT by zerosix (Native Sunflower)
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To: TigerClaws

Just a coincidence the plants are in a right to work state, huh? /sarc


13 posted on 06/12/2013 7:52:19 PM PDT by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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To: TigerClaws

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.


14 posted on 06/12/2013 7:53:22 PM PDT by IChing
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To: FlingWingFlyer
Every employer should have at least one murderer, one rapist, a thief and a burglar. A couple armed robbers wouldn’t hurt either.

In other words, a union.

15 posted on 06/12/2013 7:56:21 PM PDT by depressed in 06 (America conceived in liberty, dies in slavery.)
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To: depressed in 06

LOL! Ain’t that the truth.


16 posted on 06/12/2013 7:57:43 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (23,116,441 households on Food Stamps! Now that's what I call HISTORICAL!!!)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
Every employer should have at least one murderer, one rapist, a thief and a burglar. A couple armed robbers wouldn’t hurt either.

They could save themselves a lot of time/trouble interviewing and just hire one Dem ex Con, er... ex Congressman.

17 posted on 06/12/2013 7:59:46 PM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: TigerClaws

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”?


18 posted on 06/12/2013 8:00:36 PM PDT by traditional1 (Amerika.....Providing public housing for the Mulatto Messiah)
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To: Tilted Irish Kilt

> 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.


19 posted on 06/12/2013 8:01:09 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: TigerClaws

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.


20 posted on 06/12/2013 8:02:05 PM PDT by Rembrandt (Part of the 51% who pay Federal taxes)
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To: Steely Tom
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.

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.

21 posted on 06/12/2013 8:06:31 PM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: Repeal The 17th

“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.


22 posted on 06/12/2013 8:14:14 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: Steely Tom

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.


23 posted on 06/12/2013 8:14:15 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: TigerClaws

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!”


24 posted on 06/12/2013 8:24:43 PM PDT by G Larry (Let his days be few; and let another take his office. Psalms 109:8)
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To: TigerClaws

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.


25 posted on 06/12/2013 8:28:35 PM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est.)
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To: max americana

TX is much the same. Lesson, obey the law. It’s not hard.


26 posted on 06/12/2013 8:28:55 PM PDT by JCBreckenridge (Un Pere, Une Mere, C'est elementaire)
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To: TigerClaws

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.


27 posted on 06/12/2013 8:31:18 PM PDT by spodefly (This is my tag line. There are many like it, but this one is mine.)
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To: TigerClaws

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.


28 posted on 06/12/2013 8:31:41 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

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.


29 posted on 06/12/2013 8:51:54 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: TigerClaws

who cares

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.


30 posted on 06/12/2013 9:38:02 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: TigerClaws

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.


31 posted on 06/12/2013 9:50:49 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: TigerClaws

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.


32 posted on 06/12/2013 9:54:20 PM PDT by pallis
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To: JCBreckenridge
TX is much the same. Lesson, obey the law. It’s not hard.

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.

33 posted on 06/13/2013 2:41:02 AM PDT by ClaytonP
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To: The Antiyuppie

It is everywhere.


34 posted on 06/13/2013 3:13:51 AM PDT by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: TigerClaws

Equality at it’s best!


35 posted on 06/13/2013 3:30:06 AM PDT by Altura Ct.
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To: TigerClaws

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.


36 posted on 06/13/2013 4:09:16 AM PDT by fnord (My life is like the movie Willard, except with hummingbirds)
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To: ClaytonP

Yes, you are correct.


37 posted on 06/13/2013 4:48:43 AM PDT by Marie Antoinette (:)
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To: ClaytonP

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.


38 posted on 06/13/2013 4:54:25 AM PDT by Marie Antoinette (:)
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To: Repeal The 17th

Unfortunately, I live in one of those areas. Probably 20% of all applicants we get can’t pass the basic hiring requirements.


39 posted on 06/13/2013 5:18:54 AM PDT by ItsOurTimeNow ("This ain't no party, this ain't no disco, this ain't no foolin' around.")
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To: ClaytonP

Fight it in court as you’re already doing.


40 posted on 06/13/2013 6:57:34 AM PDT by JCBreckenridge (Un Pere, Une Mere, C'est elementaire)
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To: TigerClaws
State Department has hired [Diplomatic security] agents with criminal records, memo reveals.

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.

41 posted on 06/13/2013 7:16:29 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: PapaBear3625

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?


42 posted on 06/13/2013 7:23:04 AM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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