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Thursday, April 26, 2012

 

Obama Administration Says Not To Worry About Hiring Felons

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Roanoke Times, 4-26-12, Pg 8:
The new guidelines on employee background checks OK’d.
“Employers are to stop asking about past criminal convictions on job applications!”
Obama’s Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) effort is to assist job opportunities for minorities who have higher arrest and conviction rates than whites!
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Who dreams up these totally biased and racist and stupid Obama edicts? Every employee in the country is dependent upon their employer to do their best to limit the on-the-job exposure to those who have demonstrated serious bad behavior.
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Using discretion relative to nonviolent and “white-collar” crimes and youthful indiscretions is proper and employers are doing that NOW as part of their hiring process!
How can any responsible employer (or government rule-maker) even think about not exploring past criminal convictions during job applications and updating that review if an employee is accused and convicted of a serious criminal offense after joining the organization.
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Are the Editors of the Roanoke Times going to stop checking on their applicants’ past criminal history thereby exposing their employees to convicted murderers, rapists, arsonists, muggers and an occasional terrorist? Let us all know how that works out for you and your employees!
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Who are these people that Obama has appointed to these important positions in our Federal Government and when they do incredibly stupid things like this, why aren’t they removed from positions of power before serious adverse consequences occur?
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NEW NEWS: Roanoke Times, 5-9-12, Pg 9: A woman files suit over assault faulting employer for lack of a background check that led to her being sexually assaulted in Roanoke.  Failing to check the background of an employee put the women and all female employees at risk, the woman claims in her lawsuit.  The attacker was later convicted of attacking the woman who filed the suit.
No mention of Obama's EEOC proclamation that employers should NOT do background checks on applicants least they have a prior conviction that may inhibit their employability.
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