Thursday, July 10, 2014

EEOC Strikes Again!


Wisconsin Plastics is a manufacturing conglomerate up in Green Bay, Wisconsin.  The company represents one of those "last man standing" manufacturers who still remain loyal to the American worker, having opted to stay home and not flee America's shores.

Well, they're in big trouble these days.  Obama's radicalized Equal Employment and Opportunity Commission is suing the company for firing a dozen or so workers who can't and won't speak English.  It seems the EEOC has a problem with the company's demands that workers be able to follow technical manuals and "on the floor" manufacturing directions.  

The employees who were let go, both Asian and Hispanic, could neither speak nor read English so they were both an operational and safety liability to the company.  However, the EEOC Czar says requiring workers to speak English is discriminatory and the EEOC masters are suing the company.
Even when the company pointed out the wide diversity of their work force, as they employ English proficient Blacks, Asians and Hispanics, the EEOC says that's not good enough.  Nor was the 91% of the work force being minorities good enough.

Nope...the EEOC says "English Only" work requirements is a code word for ethnic discrimination:

Our experience at the EEOC has been that so-called ‘English only’ rules and requirements of English fluency are often employed to make what is really discrimination appear acceptable. But superficial appearances are not fooling anyone.   When speaking English fluently is not, in fact, required for the safe and effective performance of a job, nor for the successful operation of the employer’s business, requiring employees to be fluent in English usually constitutes employment discrimination on the basis of national origin — and thus violates federal law.

Wisconsin Plastics must now defend itself in court and face massive federal fines if they are found at fault.  No doubt the EEOC will not be satisfied until Wisconsin Plastics moves its manufacturing operations to China and all those thousands of company employees can sit around a Starbucks and speak nostalgically about the good paying job they used to have.  And they can express their sadness in their language of choice.

Sad.  Damned Sad.


Craig said...

So if a non english speaking worker gets hurt, can Wisconsin Plastics sue the EEOC? Who helps the family of someone hurt by a non fluent speaking worker?Oops I forgot about obummercare.Companies will have to conduct more thorough interviews also applicants must fill out applications onsite supervised.

Jerry Carlin said...

Yes, pretty crazy! another 100% agreement! I must be getting old.

A Modest Scribler said...

Craig, never fear, any complaint about the EEOC will be sent directly to Eric Holder's Justice Department...where it will die a premature death.

A Modest Scribler said...

Jerry, this is the age of crazy, my friend.

Carol said...

This nearly made my head explode! I remember the big deal with the hotel workers who couldn't speak or read English & were fired because they couldn't follow the guidelines of their job descriptions. I think that was Colorado but not sure. Don't know how that ended up! Just makes me want to keep my business small enough for me and my husband to operate!!! The amount of money a small business pays out is ridiculous anyways. But shame on a business owner for making TOO much money. That would be so evil of me! ;-)

A Modest Scribler said...

Carol, the thing that blew my mind was the fact that Wisconsin Plastics has a 91% minority work force. You would think that is just outstanding! You would think the EEOC would leave them alone with those kind of numbers!

Carol said...

No kidding! So many outrageous happenings in this country.

Anonymous said...

The EEOC is just another worthless agency that only panders to the diversity mob. When my ex-wife was wrongfully terminated, not only did they fail to conduct anything resembling an investigation, they essentially 'blew her off' (with innuendo) that she didn't have a case because she was (is) a white, American female.

Bottom line....The diversity 'worship' that liberals are so in love with is becoming a sick, pathetic, fanatical (and dangerous) religion that needs to be thrown on the scrap heap where it belongs.

As in this particular case, 91% minority workforce and the federal bastards are still not satisfied. The innuendo here is....white people and dogs need not apply.

Seems to me the govt. is extorting (blackmailing) the employer, in which case, and overseas move is warranted.

A Modest Scribler said...

Amen, anon. What you said.