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Old 04-01-2012, 12:10 AM
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I'm applying for a part-time job at my university. This is their statement about being an "Equal Opportunity Employer":

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(University) is an equal opportunity employer and all applicants are considered equally for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, handicap, disability, marital status or ancestry, taking into consideration the exemption from the religion requirement as stated in federal guidelines.
That means they can discriminate on the basis of religion and sexual orientation. And it's PERFECTLY LEGAL. Fantastic.

Guess I won't be getting that job. Shame, I was so pleasantly surprised with the university up until this point. Maybe they'll surprise me again, though I doubt it.
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Old 04-01-2012, 01:52 AM
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I really don't have an issue with religious institutions wanting the ability to hire those that share their faith (or lack there of). I would imagine that The American Atheist Magazine doesn't hire a whole lot of devout Baptists or Orthodox Jews.....
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Old 04-01-2012, 02:19 AM
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I really don't have an issue with religious institutions wanting the ability to hire those that share their faith (or lack there of). I would imagine that The American Atheist Magazine doesn't hire a whole lot of devout Baptists or Orthodox Jews.....
Thing is, it's not JUST religious institutions. It's EVERYTHING in Kansas now. In Kansas, it is now legal to discriminate on the basis of religion. Not just in jobs even, in EVERYTHING. Religious institution or not.

I can't find the stupid link now because my internet's screwing up, but I'll post it when I have a better connection.
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Old 04-01-2012, 03:02 AM
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If that's the case then no, I do not agree with that at all. Religious (or atheist) institutions are one thing, but I don't agree that secular organizations should be able to discriminate. I would think there will be court challenges...

FWIW, your school might not actually be practicing that. They may have to put that in there to protect themselves legally.
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Is there a space on the application for "religion" and "sexuality"? Else, how would they know what you practice? It's never come up in a single job interview I've ever had...
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Old 04-01-2012, 11:09 AM
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Is there a space on the application for "religion" and "sexuality"? Else, how would they know what you practice? It's never come up in a single job interview I've ever had...
^^^This.

I'm straight, and a Christian, but I would NEVER put that on a job application, unless it was terribly relevant to the job (like if I was applying to a Christian organization). IMO, a company that asks that is probably not a place I'd want to work at anyway.
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Old 04-01-2012, 11:20 AM
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Well, social networking sites come to mind. Not only are many companies searching prospective employees' social networking pages more and more but some are now requiring access to them for someone to be considered for a job.

I suppose there are ways to hide your sexual orientation and religion on a social networking site, but that is one way that a company could find out.
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Seriously. Any place that asked me for ANY sort of password . . . Nope. We would NOT get along at all. Totally unsuited for each other, lol. I'd likely have to ask them if they wanted to install a webcam in my bedroom as well.

This crap is getting entirely out of hand.
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There was just an article the other day about how many questions on applications and asked during interviews are actually illegal. Like have you ever been asked in an interview "what do you do in your space time?" None of your employers business and it's illegal for them to ask.
BUT if you decline to answer that, good luck getting the job... =P

I agree that it makes sense for a religious institution to hire according to religion (or lack thereof) but for just any place..? Yeah, weird.
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Seriously. Any place that asked me for ANY sort of password . . . Nope. We would NOT get along at all. Totally unsuited for each other, lol. I'd likely have to ask them if they wanted to install a webcam in my bedroom as well.
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