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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Pepsi Fined $3.1 Million For Not Hiring Criminals

Pepsi Fined $3.1 Million For Not Hiring Criminals

By Dell Hill via The Lonely Conservative

Graphics designers are busy at Pepsico these days - redesigning their Obama logo!

“Pepsi Beverages Co. was slapped with a $3.1 million fine for screening job applicants for criminal histories. The federal government has deemed the widely used screening method to be racist!  Seriously.

Pepsi Beverages Co. will pay $3.1 million to settle federal charges of race discrimination for using criminal background checks to screen out job applicants – even if they weren’t convicted of a crime.

The settlement announced Wednesday with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is part of a national government crackdown on hiring policies that can hurt blacks and Hispanics.

EEOC officials said the company’s policy of not hiring workers with arrest records disproportionately excluded more than 300 black applicants.  The policy barred applicants who had been arrested but not convicted of a crime, and denied employment to others who were convicted of minor offenses. (Read More)”

Dell’s Bottom Line:

Just how absurd is this?

I never thought I’d say this, but Canada is looking better and better every day!

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