Skip to comments.Obama Administration Sues Dollar General for Using Background Checks on Job Applicants
Posted on 06/22/2013 2:35:08 PM PDT by Hojczyk
The Obama Administration sued Dollar General for using background checks on job applications because its racist. Its now unlawful to discriminate against applicants who have committed a crime.
The Obama administration is suing Dollar General and a BMW facility in South Carolina for the alleged unfair use of criminal background checks for job applicants, months after warning companies about how such screenings can discriminate against African Americas.
The suits were filed June 11 by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which last year issued new guidelines that cautioned against rejecting minority applicants who have committed a crime and recommended businesses eliminate policies that exclude people from employment based on a criminal record.
The suits have re-ignited concerns over such issues as potential federal overreach, the overlap of state and federal law and companies losing their rights to protect customers, workers and assets while trying to adhere to fair hiring practices.
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General Dollar doesn’t have the IRS or Justice Dept on their payroll.
Pray for America to Wake Up
I'm watching this trainwreck of a society and I am in awe.
I think it’s much more racist to imply that African Americans are all criminals.
Generally....the most stupid thing that a small business can do....is simply hire someone for a responsible job involving money and the cash register....without checking the guy’s background. Course, no one in the EEOC has ever run a business...so they wouldn’t understand that.
Background checks would weed out most Democrats from consideration.
This article is a lie. Businesses HAVE to be able to do background checks prior to employment. If this is actually taking place and the government wins, then they have to drop background checks for schoolteachers. You can’t have your cake and eat it too.
This should be laughed out of court. After all, how many felons does the Federal gubermint employ? Oh, wait. That would be the Cabinet. Nevermind.
Guidelines by commissions are now the law of the land. Laws made at the wave of a hand, anywhere, anytime for any reason.
but of course if an employee assaults or rapes a customer, Dollar General will still be sued
If we can find one with a spine.
Need I say more?
There have been several attempts at this. At one point the government didn’t want background checks until after all the interviews. The reasoning was that “qualified” candidates were not even getting the interviews because they had criminal records. If a candidate is qualified then you find out he has a criminal record you are supposed to evaluate what impact that might have. For example, he was sentenced to five years for assault. But he could run your register and count your receipts because that’s not going to involve assault. The liberal thinking is, this poor guy should not suffer for one bad decision. He is, after all, paid in full. He is no different now than anybody who does not have a record.
My own experience is that ex-criminals are still criminals they just haven’t been caught at it. Poor decision making is part of who they are. Granted, some people change. But do you want to risk your business on it when there are thousands of honest people who have kept their nose clean vying for the same job?
If you are a truck driver, train engineer, boat captain, pilot, etc. you will have to have a fairly clean record and pass an FBI background check to transport hazardous materials. Maybe somebody needs to sue the feds.
How much more of this are the American people going to tolerate?
Counter-sue, since the gov’t conducts background checks for millions of employees and contractors.
If tens of thousands say no, we've had enough of this madness?
ALL FBI JOB CANDIDATES UNDERGO A BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION
Planned Parenthood runs a criminal background check on all volunteers.
The best court argument is that by forcing companies to hire ex-felons, the executive branch is diminishing the authority of the judicial branch.
Already the judiciary is constrained by sentencing guidelines and mandatory minimum sentences; but this weakens them from the other direction, that criminal sentences are effectively reduced from the judges’ discretion.
Likewise it can be argued that ex-cons on parole or probation must be offered jobs in positions of authority; or even the extreme, that prison is no barrier to employment, so that prisoners can mail in resumes while incarcerated, and employers must consider them, as if they were handicapped and incapacitated at home.
This being said, if the purpose of judges is further reduced, what purpose do judges serve? Punishments can be ordered against individuals by bureaucrats, and nobody can hold it against the criminal as punishment after.
No silly it’s their rules your playing by. Just like it is unconstitutional to drug test welfare recipients and law makers or regulators, but it’s constitutionally ok to test the folks paying for it.
I’d surmise background checks for hiring is a direct violation of directive 10-289, although I could not cite you which specific clause is involved.
Can’t someone with paint shop superimpose Dr.Kavorkians face on the DHS secretary. It looks like a good fit.
Then why is a background check for firearm purchase legal?
EEOCs policy a Catch 22. Employers must either hire criminals or risk an EEOC investigation and class action lawsuit.
>>If we can find one with a spine.
Might as well wish for one with wings, eyeballs that shoot laser beams, and a never-ending supply of delicious bacon!
The Ice Queen... no heart; no soul!
Commies love crime. It destroys society faster. I would not be surprised to find they begin waiving background checks for those who work with disabled, etc..
Solution, toss ALL minority applications into the circle file and assume they All are criminals. So no checks needed.
And when the AA hires screw up, steal from you, or rape your customers will the “justice” department help you?
This is about destroying business.
The next (illogical) step will be people applying for jobs and volunteering their record.That will be deemed as giving themselves an unfair advantage and also outlawed. This can get pretty stupid pretty fast.
It looks like Dollar General hasn’t been hiring enough of Holder’s “people” with criminal records.
Your tag line is the best that I have seen in a long time!
Good stuff there.
Join a Gun Club and you can bet there will be a background check. The blacks have given the word “discriminate” a negative meaning. Those who are indiscriminate, I do not care to associate with.
That is one mean looking bitch.
That is one worthless looking subhuman.
“The Obama administration is suing Dollar General and a BMW facility in South Carolina for the alleged unfair use of criminal background checks for job applicants, months after warning companies about how such screenings can discriminate against African Americas.”
In other words, it’s assumed most black applicants have felony convictions so there’s no reason to check.
What a low opinion this “Just Us” department has of the people they claim to be helping.
Instead of government spending so much money and time on educating the people on their “rights” to welfare, food stamps, cheap housing, etc., they should simply point out that criminal behavior, no matter how petty, will follow them for the rest of their lives.
Dollar General has a very small profit margin (yes they really expect to make a profit) so they must trust those who work for them. Who would leave a burglar in charge of the cash register?
The point of this exercise:
Punish companies 1.) that are not unionized, and 2.) in the South.
I copied your whole post because it is so true it needed to be said again. I watch TV news, both Fox and CNN, and read news and study other subjects all day. I am a multitask person.
Every day I read/see exactly what you wrote and every day it's a new restriction or destruction of our rights in every facet of our life. When I wake up, I wonder what right will be trampled on today.
I am the embodiment of every single attribute Hussein hates and I don't use the hate word very often but it fits here.
Plus, I'm older and he “hates” older people as we are merely taking up space. Well, I don't just take up space, I write prepper articles so people can prepare and he “hates” that, too.
There are some Freepers who like me, so I'm sure he “hates” them, too, for supporting what I do.
Golly, gee, Hussein doesn't like me - a pox on Hussein, I don't care.
So the solution is to make gun ownership a requirement of the job and if they can't pass that background check, they don't get hired.
Beautiful, Fu#@*&g Beautiful!
And hospitals would no longer be able to do checks. Which is a violation in and of itself. I call BS.