weaselzippers;Federal Judge Calls Obama Admin's Claim That Background Checks By Employers Are Racist "Laughable" "Worthless"
One of those rare instances when sanity prevails.
Via Judicial Watch:
The Obama administration’s claim that criminal background checks discriminate against minority job applicants suffered a lashing from a federal court that found the allegations “laughable,” “distorted,” “cherry-picked,” “worthless” and “an egregious example of scientific dishonesty.”
That kind of whipping from a federal judge has got to hurt though it’s unlikely to deter the administration from spending more taxpayer dollars to file frivolous lawsuits against employers who use the checks to screen job applicants. Judicial Watch wrote about this a few weeks ago when the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency that enforces the nation’s workplace discrimination laws, sued two large companies that screen criminal background records claiming that the checks disproportionately exclude blacks from hire.
That violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, according to the Obama administration, which has pushed hard to deter companies from using criminal background checks to screen job applicants. Of interesting note is that the EEOC conducts criminal background checks as a condition of employment and credit background checks for most of its positions. For some reason, it’s not discriminatory against minorities when the agency does it.
But it is when private businesses utilize the tool because information about prior convictions is being used to discriminate against a racial or ethnic group, according to the EEOC. Thus, the alleged violation of civil rights laws. The argument is laughable, but a federal judge hearing one of the government’s many background-check discrimination cases in Maryland wasn’t amused.
The case involves a family-owned company (Freeman Inc.) that provides services for corporate events, conventions and exhibits. The business has 3,500 full-time and 25,000 part-time and seasonal workers throughout the U.S. Like many companies, Freeman has been a victim of embezzlement, theft, drug use and workplace violence by employees. Background checks on job applicants are essential to better evaluate candidates’ trustworthiness and reliability, according to court documents.
Thank You Judicial Watch and Zip.
This is President Mental Health who wants the Mental Illness Industry to sell More of its 'Diagnoses' which emit Psychiatric, Background Stink forever.
Criminal checks are "Racist" but the paperwork which Non-Criminals/Thought-Criminals get pasted with including State Police Registration as an Industry Brain Damaged Threat to Society is Obama's answer to 'gun violence', . . . to implement his and Sen. Feinstein's Police State Agenda.
Feinstein Gun Control Bill To Exempt Government Officials
But The Sky is Falling and we have to "Save The Children" from the Horrors of Gun Violence.
Liberal Senator Blumenthal (D-Ct): Nothing In Our Gun Control Bill Would Have Prevented Newtown.
People accused of Thought Crime, by the 'Ethics' of This klatch:
Docs Earn Nearly 400% More For Procedures Than For Cognitive Care
are OK to be Background Check Screwed, but it's Racist to check for actual Murder, Rape, Arson, Armed Robbery, etc. convictions.
Wouldn't happen to have an Agenda there, would you Mr. President, Eh?
And if the Republican Party shoves another Senator John McRINO at us in 2016, . . . .