LGBT Applicants Less Likely To Be Called Back For Interviews With Federal Contractors, Study Shows

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    Jul 01, 2014 6:28 PM GMT
    LGBT Applicants Less Likely To Be Called Back For Interviews With Federal Contractors, Study Shows


















    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/30/lgbt-job-applicants-discrimination_n_5538195.html
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    Jul 03, 2014 1:32 AM GMT
    Hardly, they sent out fake resumes. Therefore the "data" is structurally flawed. The IL-based lawsuit against Exxon-Mobil is w/o merit b/c there is no evidence that a living person has standing in the case.

    Furthermore, who does not know to not include ANY data on a resume/application that shows membership in any non-job/education related group?
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    Jul 03, 2014 1:41 AM GMT
    Tailgater, there's now this:

    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/religious-groups-lgbt-hiring-hobby-lobby

    "The day after the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby ruling, a group of religious leaders sent a letter to President Barack Obama asking that he exempt them from a forthcoming executive order that would prohibit federal contractors from discriminating against LGBT people.

    The letter, first reported by The Atlantic, was sent on Tuesday by 14 representatives, including the president of Gordon College, an Erie County, Pa., executive and the national faith vote director for Obama for America 2012, of the faith community.

    "Without a robust religious exemption," they wrote, "this expansion of hiring rights will come at an unreasonable cost to the common good, national unity and religious freedom."

    The letter implies what they've been up to so far, lending credence to the study.
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    Jul 03, 2014 2:03 AM GMT
    There are many data that would add credence to the article author's claims. She does not provide them. What is provided is that,

    In April 2012, the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law found that 86 percent of the top 50 federal contractors prohibited discrimination based on sexual orientation, and 55[%] prohibited gender identity discrimination.

    There is also the troubling thinking that the coeval governmental branches will solve our problems by executive order, legislation or court findings. This is ludicrous as it has not stopped discrimination based on any other factors (e.g., racial background). What IS changing viewpoints in our favor is simply and publically being out.[1]

    Not everyone's heart and mind will change. That is a given. It's ok to give up on those persons.

    [1] This is not incongruous w/ my statement that it is never appropriate to include personal data on a resume/application that is not directly work/education related.
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    Jul 03, 2014 5:11 AM GMT
    That's nice tailgator, but it should be 100% and nothing less.
    It's not OK by Canadian standards at all, and when those companies play up here they play by our rules no sweat. Isn't that odd, eh? I suspect a little duplicity on the corporate level.
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    Jul 03, 2014 6:12 AM GMT
    tailgater_3 said[1] This is not incongruous w/ my statement that it is never appropriate to include personal data on a resume/application that is not directly work/education related.


    It seems to me that a leadership position in a prestigious organization is very relevant to a management job.