Nov 12, 2008 12:00 AM GMT
BlkMuscleGent saidchungo44 saidBlkMuscleGent saidchungo44 saidI have said before and will say again that I don't think it was blacks that made prop. 8 pass. on a quick read her numbers misinterpreted looked like it did. my issue is with black people saying oh my god gays are ridiculous they don't know what oppression is like. I hate to tell you but guess what you can't be fired for being black but I can be fired for being gay.
I also have an issue with this woman saying your doing it all wrong but then not giving any advice.
If you think no one can be fired for being black, you're wrong. While it is illegal for an employer to discriminate against an employee on the basis of race, sexual orientation, or both, there are still plausible ways to circumvent this restriction. In California, for example, people are employed at will. This means, essentially, that most CA employers can fire employees as they please. Many employers exercise this right with prudence because of potential discrimination charges, among other things, but let's get real--how easy is it for a sacked employee to win an employment discrimination case?
That is where you are wrong It is not illegal for and employer to discriminate based on sexual orientation in this country. Title 7 does not apply to sexual orientation. so while you can bring a case for employment discrimination based on race you cannot in the vast majority of this country do that based on sexual orientation. I live in NY where luckily the Human Rights law does cover sexual orientation but nationally that is not the case, and even then I am still not afforded the same rights that a black person is because they can sue under the HRL and title 7. While it may not be easy to win a discrimination case, at least for you it is possible.
So, it's illegal for an employer to discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation in certain parts of the country--such as New York and California.
yes in SOME not ALL. where as it is illegal in all places to discriminate based on race. additionally if you are discriminated against base don race your recourse is greater no matter where you are