Skip to comments.Job discrimination: 1 in 5 won’t hire Trump supporters
Posted on 12/04/2019 9:57:24 AM PST by Red Badger
Its not legal in most cases, and certainly not right, but 1 in 5 left-leaning bosses will not hire supporters of President Trump, and huge majorities of hiring managers want to know the positions job candidates have on highly controversial issues including race and immigration, according to a sweeping new survey.
Whats more, job seekers reluctant to cough up their views and positions in interviews cant hide them because nearly all employers sift through social media posts, mostly Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, of those they are considering for jobs.
Workplace discrimination is a real and pressing issue, and candidates get their applications sidelined or overlooked due to these factors all the time, according to the survey from Airtasker provided exclusively to Secrets.
And even when they do make it past the hiring filter, employees can also be the victims of prejudice and biased behavior when interacting with their bosses and colleagues, according to the survey.
Not surprisingly, about half of those interviewed said that talking politics on the job is a no-no.
But even being political off the job can be a danger.
In a section titled Lets talk Trump, the survey found that 20% of left-leaning hiring managers will not hire Trump supporters. Remarkably, 9% of right-leaning hiring managers wont either.
Right-leaning bosses, by a margin of 2-1, however, would hire Trump supporters.
And if they are hired, Trump supporters face some discrimination and criticisms from colleagues. The study analysis said that 28% joke about Trump supporters, and 23% observed people being both overly critical and making assumptions about that persons character.
Hiring bosses also press to know the views of job candidates on some of the most controversial issues.
According to the analysis:
The majority of hiring managers said it was important to understand a candidates stance on racial equality (65%), gender equality (59%), and LGBTQ+ rights (54%). Another 38% felt the same about immigration, and 32% would want to know about an applicants politics.
While not as many hiring managers actually turned away a job seeker based on a strongly held belief, each of these controversial topics led to some level of rejection: For example, 29% of hiring managers vetoed a candidate for his or her stance on racial equality, and 27% did so for gender equality. Even if those people had been hired instead of passed over, its important to understand that a U.S.-based company can still terminate you for your political opinions.
Forget the flu season, the epidemic of stupid is on the rise.
Turnabout is fair play.
Works both ways.
I’m glad I’m aging out of the workforce and will never have to face this.
Reason number 2,346,278 to stay off of fakebook!
Makes sense. I wouldnt hire a snowflake liberal.
You wouldn’t be happy working there anyway (buncha whiny libs) ...
HELP WANTED: Because of the Trump economy our business is expanding. We are looking to hire 100 people.
Note: Trump supporters need not apply.
No kidding. They wonder why polls are in predictive. They should get a clue. I have a complete poker face in all arenas especially with co workers and my boss
As from back in 2015, I just think, theyll see - unless theyre complete imbeciles. Enough said.
Where’s the part about the Applicants being qualified to do the Jobs being offered?
Doesn't work that way. The left has a whole army of lawyers and advocate groups ready to sue anyone if there is even the slightest hint of hiring bias for someone at the left end of the political spectrum.
Good thing I’m retired.
The Company Security Guard probably wouldn’t have let me in the Parking Lot when he spotted my “TRUMP 45” Vanity License Plates or my NRA Sticker.
If I knew the boss was left leaning, I wouldn’t even interview with them, because thanks to President Trump, The job market is really good.
The sorry outfit for which I used to work was typical-- HR people are the last to show up for work, the first to leave and they pretended to be friends of the workers when, in fact, they were more like commissars to enforce political correctness.
The HR guy at the company where I work now is a throwback-- he works as hard everyone else, has additional responsibilities and actually reads the resumes he gets for job openings unlike the new HR people who has computer programs to do this task. He is also about the same age as I am and can occasionally be caught cracking non-PC jokes. Nothing nasty, sexist or racial in character, but the kind of stuff that would drive your average leftist commissar crazy . . . and which lightens up the place.
The discrimination against conservatives has been ongoing for years. I first felt it in college in the 80’s, by multiple professors. Frankly, I don’t thing political views matter when it comes to someone ability to perform at work. Personally, I like to hear peoples opinions and information because it allows me to consider other options and viewpoints. Dialog and facts are key to a functional Republic. The liberals are just signaling that they no longer want dialog, they have already been running away from facts for decades. It’s would be just easier for them to say that they favor National Socialists view, and don’t want a Republic.
Unreasoning people do unreasoned things.
The Trump supporters I know are (old school) normal, working, common sensical, heart of America types. IOW, good worker stock.
Go ahead, proggies, hire Millennials and lefties. Good luck with that profit thingy.
In Kalifornia, discrimination on the basis of political views is prohibited by the Unruh Act. However that does not stop many “woke” employers who simply find another pretext for rejecting the applicant.
Wonder if theres inheritance discrimination?
Will 1 in 5 Trump supporters leave nothing to their leftist children?
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