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DainBramaged Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 04:53 PM
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New Jersey Bans Job Ads That Discriminate Against Unemployed (WOW and about time)
Edited on Mon Apr-25-11 04:54 PM by DainBramaged
In New Jersey, it is no longer legal for employers to specify in their job ads that unemployed persons will not be considered.

Gov. Chris Christie (R) recently signed a bill that bans overt discrimination against the jobless in print or online -- the first legislation of its kind in the United States. Employers would face a penalty of $1,000 for the first offense and $5,000 for subsequent offenses.

New Jersey state Rep. Celeste Riley (D-Cumberland), a primary sponsor of the bill, said she became aware of the problem of employers discriminating against the jobless when her colleague showed her an actual online job ad that ruled out unemployed candidates.

My district has one of the highest unemployment rates in the state, and when jobs are few and far between, I dont want somebody saying, Just because you're unemployed Im not gonna hire you, she told The Huffington Post. There's the old theory of you need a job to get a job, but that's absolutely unacceptable. You should be employed based on your skills and what you bring to the table.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/04/25/new-jersey-ban...
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Coyote_Bandit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 04:57 PM
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1. The question is
why aren't the useless dumbshits in Washington trying to prohibit such discrimination in hiring nationwide.
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elehhhhna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 05:02 PM
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2. It's baloney - it doesn't ban discrimination - it bans the advertisement of discrimination.
It's a fail.
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DainBramaged Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 07:43 PM
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3. What are you talking about, NJ has one of the most comprehensive anti-discrimination set of
Edited on Mon Apr-25-11 07:44 PM by DainBramaged
laws in the Country. I call spew of ignorance fail..... where you live discrimination is a pastime....
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