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  •  What fixes this is more jobs then people... (6+ / 0-)

    It's unseemly, but seems to me driving it underground just wastes the time of the person applying. I'd rather know before I apply that the company is run by idiots.

    We were not ahead of our time, we led the way to our time.

    by i understand on Mon Feb 18, 2013 at 08:49:28 AM PST

    •  I understand your point of view. (2+ / 0-)
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      denise b, RiveroftheWest

      It seems to me that discrimination against the unemployed would be a lot easier for a company to put a fig-leaf over than discrimination on the basis of race, gender, disability, etc.

      Prior employment status seems like something that can be made relevant to a job (for legal purposes) in ways that other protected statuses can't be.... companies could just say the person who got the job had a more recent skill set, or better references, or something like that.

      I'm trying to think about how a lawsuit on the basis of discrimination against the unemployed would succeed... but then, I'm no lawyer or HR person, so I'd be interested to see arguments for a different view.

      "When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist." --Dom Helder Camara, archbishop of Recife

      by JamesGG on Mon Feb 18, 2013 at 08:58:36 AM PST

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