Skip to comments.Pepsi Pays Fine for Not Hiring Criminals
Posted on 01/16/2012 11:04:37 AM PST by John Semmens
The Pepsi Beverages Co. paid a $3.1 million fine to settle federal charges of racial discrimination in its hiring. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) assessed the fine, declaring that screening job applicants for prior criminal records disproportionately affects blacks and Hispanics.
Everyone knows that minorities are more likely to be criminals than whites are, said EEOC spokesman Clem Clodpate. Consequently, screening for previous criminal history is, ipso facto, discriminatory.
Besides, Pepsi failed to demonstrate a business need for excluding criminals from being hired, Clodpate added. Whos to say that a person with a criminal record couldnt adequately perform the kind of mind-numbing and repetitive tasks associated with bottling, transporting, and selling beverages?
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Man, you almost got me this time! Good job!
So what crime did these people who were charged with a crime commit?
The sad part is, that in this day and age, most people would believe that story.
Great one, John!
Good one. Almost got me.
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