Thread: Now business must hire felons
#1 Now business must hire felons02-15-2013, 10:02 PM
God only knows what else this country will have to endure. Now the EEOC is saying that businesses must hire felons, as there is a higher proportion of blacks in prison. Hence when they get out, they won't have a chance to get a job. Soooo, they will be subject to all sorts of penalties if felons aren't hired. I guess if the job applicant is a law-abiding qualified white they won't have a chance because they're not black nor are they a felon. This is getting infuriating.
The Obama administration’s Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says it should be a federal crime to refuse to hire ex-convicts — and threatens to sue businesses that don’t employ criminals.
In April the EEOC unveiled its “Enforcement Guidance on the Consideration of Arrest and Conviction Records,” which declares that “criminal record exclusions have a disparate impact based on race and national origin.”
The impetus for this “guidance” is that black men are nearly seven times more likely than white men to serve time in prison, and therefore refusals to hire convicts disproportionally impact blacks, according to a Wall Street Journal opinion piece by James Bovard, a libertarian author and lecturer whose books include “Freedom in Chains: The Rise of the State and the Demise of the Citizen.”
Most businesses perform background checks on potential employees, but the EEOC frowns on these checks and “creates legal tripwires that could spark federal lawsuits,” Bovard observes.
An EEOC commissioner who opposed the new policy, Constance Baker, said in April that the new guidelines will scare businesses from conducting background checks.
Reason: If a check does disclose a criminal offense, the EEOC expects a firm to do an “individual assessment” that will have to prove that the company has a “business necessity” not to hire the ex-convict. If the firm does not do the intricate assessment, it could be found guilty of “race discrimination” if it hires a law-abiding applicant over one with convictions.
Bovard points out that the “biggest bombshell” in the new guidelines is that businesses complying with state or local laws requiring background checks can still be sued by the EEOC.
That came to light when the EEOC took action against G4S Secure Solutions, which provides guards for nuclear power plants and other sensitive sites, for refusing to hire a twice-convicted thief as a security guard — even though Pennsylvania state law forbids hiring people with felony convictions as security officers.
Bovard quotes Todd McCracken of the National Small Business Association: “State and federal courts will allow potentially devastating tort lawsuits against businesses that hire felons who commit crimes at the workplace or in customers’ homes. Yet the EEOC is threatening to launch lawsuits if they do not hire those same felons.”
Bovard concludes: “Americans can treat ex-offenders humanely without giving them legal advantages over similar individuals without criminal records.”
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02-15-2013, 11:47 PM
Get them all jobs guarding Lord Obama!!! What could go wrong???May the FORCE be with you!
02-16-2013, 12:15 AM
Well our tsar doesn't have to worry about being reelected unless he goes the bloomberg route. So for the next 4 years anything goes and the media will back it to the hilt! Welcome to liberal land!
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02-16-2013, 12:44 AM
Looks like PeterS and the rest of the DUmbasses can finally go to work.Solve a man's problem with violence and help him for a day. Teach a man how to solve his problems with violence, help him for a lifetime - Belkar Bitterleaf
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02-16-2013, 12:46 AM
Like I said, the N'ization of the country is in full swing.The Obama Administration: Deny. Deflect. Blame.
02-16-2013, 12:52 AMThe Obama administration’s Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says it should be a federal crime to refuse to hire ex-convicts — and threatens to sue businesses that don’t employ criminals.
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Many states now have Right to Work laws that says employers can hire and fire at their discretion. Try and trump that. So really it will only come down to liberal union states, and even that will be tough because they have to "Prove" in a court of law they were not hired because of their record, and not because they were not qualified.
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02-18-2013, 08:46 AM
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Roomie A - Was convicted at age 18 of a huge drug crime because he was arrested at a concert with a stash of pills that because each pill is considered a unit for sale landed him some dreadful state prison for three years. He went in a pretty blond suburban youth who had done something stupid (albeit not uncommon amongst suburban youth) and came out damaged. He went on to graduate fro Northwestern only to find out that Americans with psychology degrees who speak fluent German and graduate in the top half of their class can't find work in a therapeutic environment because of a felony drug conviction. He works in a zoo for minimum wage. PS- he can't pay his student loans.
Roomie B - Was damaged before he got arrested. I would say that he has at a minimum ADHD and possibly a couple of other popular personality disorders which is how he ended up in prison. He had joined a commune that turned him into a slave. When he popped, he attacked someone in the commune and was convicted of assault with a deadly weapon. He's strange, but he's not a danger to society and yet the "zero tolerance" mentality that we have in this country means that in certain occupations and workplaces the person hiring has no discretion.
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