Refusal to hire non-Hispanics sparks EEOC lawsuit

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Propak Logistics, an Arkansas-based freight management company, has drawn the ire of the EEOC, which is suing the firm for refusing to hire applicants who weren’t Hispanic for nonmanagement positions at its plant in Shelby.

The EEOC’s lawsuit claims the company would hire Hispanic workers almost exclusively, even if better-qualified workers of other heritages applied. The alleged discriminatory acts occurred between Oct. 1, 2002, and June 30, 2004.

When attempts to conciliate an initial complaint failed, the EEOC filed suit in federal court.

Note: Refusing to hire qualified workers based on ethnicity or national origin violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Employers may not pigeonhole employees based on their race, ethnicity, gender, religion or national origin.

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john ginsbach February 11, 2012 at 1:19 pm

i cant even get a prospective employer to hardly talk to me or consider my application here in los angeles county.i am a 55 year old white male with clean background and experience in my labor market field.at least one interviewer had the courage to let me know his workers are all speaking spanish out on the warehouse floor.and can i speak spanish to fit in.i feel all alone in my own home town these days and powerless while the whole nation dosnt really have a clue what its like in a city where the hispanics are in control of everything from politics to government services.the discrimanation is now firmly in place in all businesses out here.even the largest companiesw have sold out completely.sincerly -j.g.

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