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EEOC Protected Classes
American Thinker, by Eileen F. Toplansky

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Posted By:DW626, 12/27/2012 5:25:04 AM

On September 19, 2012, the Newark, New Jersey Municipal Council passed Ordinance 12-1630, "which limits employers´ ability to conduct criminal background checks." The ordinance went into effect November 18, 2012 and "prevents employers with five or more employees who do business, employ persons or take applications for employment in the City of Newark, from asking applicants about their criminal history." The employer "can only perform the background check after a conditional offer has been made and the employer makes a ´good faith determination´ that the job position is of a sensitive nature."

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: 3XALADY, 12/27/2012 6:16:23 AM     (No. 9085280)

I keep asking myself, can it get any worse? And sure enough, it does. Some days it is difficult to believe what I´m seeing.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: jgat, 12/27/2012 6:23:22 AM     (No. 9085286)

Our slide into oblivion becomes steeper every day! Only those with something to hide object to review of their records.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Spidey, 12/27/2012 6:30:36 AM     (No. 9085292)

I´m surprised there isn´t a bigger movement on employment background checks,including drug screens.I don´t think they can stop an employer from doing a criminal b/g check,they just can´t use it as an excuse not to hire somebody.

I think Obama had an executive order a couple years ago,stopping new federal employees from background checks. I mean when you look at luggage theft in the TSA,you have to believe they have a criminal past. Obama couldn´t hire a 100 new fed employees a day if they had strict b/g checks.

People with shady pasts have been excluded from SS background checks to get in to see Obama. Even Limbaugh had to go through one when Bush was president.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: chumley, 12/27/2012 6:42:01 AM     (No. 9085299)

I have to disagree with #2. By the same logic, only someone with something to hide would object to a search of their house or person.
I have been thoroughly investigated for my job, but I didnt like it.

Even so, with laws like this being passed, is it any wonder we dont want to give up our arms?


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Reply 5 - Posted by: seamusm, 12/27/2012 8:11:05 AM     (No. 9085397)

We stamp an obscene portion of our population with the moniker, ´convicted felon´ for non-violent crimes, and then long after they have paid their penalty continue to punish them for the rest of their lives by making it unfairly difficult to get a job - jobs for which their crimes should bear no ongoing societal risk. I agree with this law´s intent.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Attila DiMedici, 12/27/2012 8:33:23 AM     (No. 9085438)

It is not the law´s intent I object to, it is the law´s results. The results will be fewer jobs in Newark.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: lakerman1, 12/27/2012 9:06:30 AM     (No. 9085494)

Way back in the 1980s, two members of the senate crafted the Job Training Partnership Act. The two senators were - dead ted kennedy, and George H.W. Bush´s Future VP. Dan Quayle.
The law, among other things, forbade evaluation of the results of the law!!! and-fashioned a tax credit for employers who hired ex cons. (the first 12000 dollars of salary were allowed to be used as a tax credit.)
In Syracuse, NY, just last year, a garbage collector who was a serial homosexual pedophile, with a long conviction record for that, was arrested again, for the same reason. The person in city government who hired the man said that they didn´t do background checks on applicants.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: LouD, 12/27/2012 9:12:22 AM     (No. 9085505)

I wonder if #5 would be fine with having a convicted child pornographer teaching his child? After all, the man served his punishment, and has promised not to do it again. How about a woman who stole thousands of dollars from a previous employer. Would #5 be fine with having her handle his money at a bank? After all, she was punished, and should not be penalized for previous misdeeds.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 12/27/2012 10:09:59 AM     (No. 9085661)

Crime doesn´t always have to be violent #5. See Madoff, Bernie as an example.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Jimjr, 12/27/2012 2:50:57 PM     (No. 9086232)

"Protected Classes" is a defacto violation of the 14th Amendment guarantee of equal protection under the law.

"All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others."

- Animal Farm (George Orwell)

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