The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission prohibits the use of criminal records as a factor for employment, and the Texas AG is filing suit.
The EEOC warns employers to comply or they will “bring down the full weight of the governments enforcement authority.”
The EEOC wants employers to “consider the crime, its relation to an applicant’s potential job, and how much time that has passed since the conviction.” The guidelines also recommend that employers “review each case individually, and allow applicants to show why they should be hired despite a conviction.”
Texas Attorney General Gregg Abbott strongly disagrees, and legally challenges the ruling. This is why Texans are proud. We have the fighting spirit and we stand our ground, particularly on a significant issue such as this.
According to the ruling, the EEOC intends to force employers to ignore the fact that job candidates or working employees are convicted felons. This means the EEOC is protecting criminals, in terms of their past record as a reason to be declined or fired from employment.
The Feds wish to shield criminals, not law-abiding citizens, which will eventually cause harm to innocent people.
The EEOC has already filed suit against a number of companies such as BMW, Dollar General and G4S Secure Solutions. Why?
One political reason is to lure more (criminal) voters for the incumbent party. Some states allow felons to vote. There are an estimated 5.58 million felons in the U.S., 2.0 million of whom cannot vote. The remaining 3.58 million represents a sizable voting bloc.
Another reason is to further the concept of “political correctness” and liberalism; but in this case, the safety and welfare of innocent citizens are at stake.
According to its official charter, the EEOC “is the leading federal law enforcement agency dedicated to eradicating employment discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, pregnancy, age, disability, and family medical history or genetic information.”
To be fair, the EEOC serves in a worthy cause, but in the original mission, there is no mention of protecting convicted felons. Why promote felons when there are more sensible applications of such a policy?
Why not apply the same rule to our veterans–Americans who served our nation, willing to risk their lives to protect our freedoms? This policy would read something like:
“Consider the veteran’s specialty and rank in relation to the potential job, and how much time served in the military. Review each case individually, and allow applicants to show why they should be hired despite their time in the service, away from their families and home and not gaining experience in the workforce.”
It is amazing how much of our tax dollars (EEOC budget over $373 million) are spent on agenda-driven government agencies, when their actions too often cause disruption.
We must fight back to protect our liberties.
Congratulations to Attorney General Abbott and the state of Texas!