Friday, February 18, 2011
First fired, first hired? Naw
In fact, there seems to be a trend—even openly stated in WANTEDs—that if you are unemployed, you need not apply. Sometimes this is a length of time you have been unemployed—THEN you have an expire date.
Being unemployed does not put you in a protected class, though—like being a minority, disabled, or old.
Congress even became concerned and asked the Labor Dept if this were illegal. The answer was only if those being discriminated against for not being employed also fit into another class.
Blacks and Hispanics, for instance, are less likely to still be working, so saying you have to be working discriminates against them—voila, a bad thing.
They are going to look into it—hearings or something.
Hey, this is just plain cruel—people who have been out of work a long time need money more than other people!
Also, women who aren’t working because they are at-home moms or taking care of relatives also would be ruled out.
This sucks. Simple enough for ya?