One of the reasons I pay attention to government is because it does something even more bizarre and stupid each day. The newest stupid move comes from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The EEOC is warning employers about requiring a high school diploma in order for a person to be considered for a job. According to the EEOC this might violate the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Give me a freaking break. I mean, seriously? Since when is not graduating from a school a disability? I am sure there are a few folks who have disabilites that prevented them from graduating but the mere fact that a person did not graduate is NOT a disability. In fact, it shows the person is likely not motivated and should be scrutinized more closely before considering him for a job.
Not having a high school diploma is not a disability and only a mentally disabled person would think such a stupid thing. Since it is not a disability employers have every right to require a high school diploma or anything else.
Imagine this another way. Suppose a law firm required you to graduate from law school in order to be hired. Would the EEOC apply the same logic and claim that requiring a law degree (a diploma from a law school) violates the ADA?
The only disabilities I see are the ones burdening the mentally challenged morons in government who come up with such stupid things.
I do imagine this could be another Obama regime ploy to get even more people dependent on government. Think about it this way. A person without a high school diploma applies for a job that requires one and is rejected. He files a suit because it violates the ADA and he wins a lawsuit. Then it turns out he is otherwise not qualified and he does not get the job. He applies for disability under Social Security and bam, he is a ward of government forever more.
After that we will have more high school drop outs because they want them some of that gubmint money for their disability.
I say if you drop out they should put you in the service and ship you off to a war someplace.
Bet they might get a diploma then.
What in the name of all that is holy has become of this country. Maybe it is just me but if you are going to want a job that requires a diploma of any sort then it would behoove you to get that diploma.
Disability my donkey…
I will note that the EEOC claims the requirement might run afoul if a person has a learning disability that prevents them from graduating high school. OK, so if they can’t learn how are they going to learn the job? This is from the government model ID10T worker…
Never surrender, never submit.