Obama Tries to Expand Federal Anti-Discrimination Law

Aaron Worthing
Patterico’s Pontifications

Okay get ready because here comes another long one.

Via Hot Air, we learn that Obama’s job bill contains a unique provision.  Let’s let the Hill explain it:

President Obama’s American Jobs Act, which he presented to Congress on Monday, would make it illegal for employers to run advertisements saying that they will not consider unemployed workers, or to refuse to consider or hire people because they are unemployed.

The proposed language is found in a section of the bill titled “Prohibition of Discrimination in Employment on the Basis of an Individual’s Status as Unemployed.” That section would also make it illegal for employers to request that employment agencies take into account a person’s unemployed status.

Basically they would add a new category to those protected from discrimination: the unemployed.  Of course, they can’t protect them in every state of employment, but if you apply for a job and are denied it “because of” your status as a person who is already unemployed, you can then sue them!

Because you know how to increase employment?  By increasing the risks and costs of hiring.

Now the language of this entire bill is here.  If it remains in its present form, let me offer some observations about it…

The post continues at Patterico’s Pontifications.

Related: Obama Administration Protecting Teachers Who Can’t Speak English

Public school teachers with unacceptable English pronunciation and grammar are being protected by the Obama Administration, which has forced one state to eliminate a fluency monitoring program created to comply with a 2002 federal education law.

Singling out teachers who can’t speak proper English in American schools—funded by taxpayers, no less—discriminates against Hispanics and others who are not native English speakers, according to the Department of Justice (DOJ). As a result it violates the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the teachers must remain in their current position…

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