EEOC sues over criminal background checks

Jun 11, 2013 Full story: Northern Michigan News 34

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed lawsuits Tuesday against discount retailer Dollar General Corp. and a BMW manufacturing plant in South Carolina over their use of criminal background checks to screen out job applicants or fire employees.

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“Obsidian Princess”

Since: Sep 09

louisiana

#22 Jun 13, 2013
aisling- wrote:
That's why it doesn't pay to lead a life of crime. No employer should be expected to put their business at risk. If a person wants to throw their life away, that's their business but with that come consequences for those actions.
Great, just what we need. More frivolous lawsuits and as if the courts aren't tied up as it is.
you are another dumbbell. criminal background checks are EXPEDIENT. what about people applying for positions to work with children? you need to background check them because of the reality of child molesters.

but if a child molester has done time for a crime against a child and is let out of jail (well, my opinion is that he should have been killed; but my opinion does not matter no more then my ass hole.) he is considered to have done his time and paid the price for the crime... does not mean he can't have ANY job? what about a job feeding crocodiles? but this is not what this particular case is about.

again, you need to read the article!!!

and just because someone does not have a criminal record does not mean they are not criminals or inclined to commit a criminal act...

“I'm a proud grandma”

Since: Feb 12

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#23 Jun 13, 2013
Are workplace shootings predominately done by folks with criminal backgrounds? Are the teachers caught committing sexual acts against the elementary school aged students passing background checks?

If there could be some consensus, such as 7-10 year limits in criminal background tracing similar to drunk driving and bankruptcy, then we would not have folks 35 years old, still answering for stupid things they did when they were 18 years old, that didn't even involve firearms or sexual acts.

And even then, we have the Brian Banks of the world, accused and convicted of a rape he didn't commit, with overzealous prosecution, lying victim and bad defense attorney.

A felony should not be a life sentence, unless you are in the penitentiary doing life.

Since: May 12

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#24 Jun 13, 2013
dragonpat wrote:
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where in link did it say people were being criminalized for not hiring folk with criminal records? READ THE LINK. goofy bells!
Nobody gives a fck about criminals.
Get over it.

“Obsidian Princess”

Since: Sep 09

louisiana

#26 Jun 13, 2013
Shalimarr wrote:
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Nobody gives a fck about criminals.
Get over it.
this is not about giving a fk about people with criminal records.

Since: May 12

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#28 Jun 14, 2013
This thread got boring, very quickly.
The Dragonpat Effect.
nepa

Kingston, PA

#29 Dec 23, 2013
Shalimarr wrote:
If I started up my own business, I should not be forced to give jobs to criminals. let criminals start their own businesses and employ other criminals.
And they surely do !
nepa

Kingston, PA

#30 Dec 23, 2013
And they surely do !
Backs Are Worthless

Miami, FL

#31 Dec 23, 2013
My family owns a business & all of us are White family members or long time trusted White friends & two very trusted Cubans & that's it, not one drug addicted thieving black ex con, however from time to time an unsuspecting black saunters in with the hope of finding employment with us & the way we get around that is to give them an application which list basic requirements which include that all applicants considered for employment must be bilingual, many of them (seeing that we are based in Miami) think the alternate language is Spanish, but when it comes to that particular point in the application process, I kindly inform them that our required second language must be Russian, German, Romanian, Bosnian or Polish, get's em every time, Sorry Sambo, you're not qualified, better luck next time.

Since: May 12

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#32 Dec 23, 2013
nepa wrote:
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And they surely do !
It's called the Mafia.
lomaxx

Brownsburg, IN

#33 Dec 23, 2013
Wow, this latest nĄg-noggery is lame even by present lib standards. The people making these types of rulings need to meet a firing squad, for their hand in the ruination of America.

Since: Oct 12

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#34 Dec 24, 2013
How does everyone keep from laughing at the silliness of this thread title? Why would an Employer ever be restricted from running a criminal backround check? Santa need's to bring so many some common sense.......h
Renae

Evansville, IN

#35 Feb 9, 2014
Does anyone know what the outcome of this lawsuit was? I've tried searching and can't find anything :/

“Obsidian Princess”

Since: Sep 09

louisiana

#38 Feb 15, 2014
My Shoes Need Shined wrote:
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Right on the top of THIS page"
"The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed lawsuits Tuesday against discount retailer Dollar General Corp. and a BMW manufacturing plant in South Carolina over their use of criminal background checks to
>>>>> screen out job applicants <<<<<<
or fire employees."
lmao!
Dragonbreath is (still) an illiterate moron.
the article is about how companies use criminal background checks for racist and other petty reasons.

Since: Oct 12

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#40 Feb 15, 2014
God, i miss our loss of logic and common sense......

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