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Old 08-03-2006, 10:41 AM   #21
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You may be right. Rejected but fully qualified applicants can definitely file law suits if they can prove that the only reason of not getting the job was their looks.

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Despite what that article says, unless a law prohibits discrimination, discrimination is ok. I don't know of any law anywhere that prohibits discrimination based on looks. The suit refered to in the article was for discrimination based on race and possibly age.
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Old 08-03-2006, 05:54 PM   #22
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Despite what that article says, unless a law prohibits discrimination, discrimination is ok. I don't know of any law anywhere that prohibits discrimination based on looks.* The suit refered to in the article was for discrimination based on race and possibly age.*
I would love to defer to you since I have no specific statute to reference. I do know that the company I worked for was threatened with an EEOC compliance action. Whether they could have won if they fought it or not, I don't know. I do know they rolled over like a trained poodle.
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Old 08-03-2006, 06:21 PM   #23
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If you have the situation where any guy is hired but only attractive women, then you have a sex discrimination claim. Or, if a business only hires lovely young women, but not older women, there may be an age discrimination claim. I bet a lot of these types of claims are couched in terms of some other type of discrimination.
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If you have the situation where any* guy is hired but only attractive women.*
Come on Martha, you know any guy is cute. Put us in a suit, with a good harcut and a decent pair of shoes and look out ladies!*

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Especially if they look like Pamela Anderson did when she was 25!
You mean like a post-surgical transvestite?
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You mean like a post-surgical transvestite?
LOL!

The cutest woman I ever met was an African American pre-op back in the 70s in LA. I was so into her, until my office mates told me what was hidden in her knickers.

Even knowing this, she was knock down beautiful.

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If you have the situation where any* guy is hired but only attractive women, then you have a sex discrimination claim.* Or, if a business only hires lovely young women, but not older women, there may be an age discrimination claim. I bet a lot of these types of claims are couched in terms of some other type of discrimination.*
I'm sorry. You're being logical and rational. I was seeing the actions of a major corporation that would rather do anything than have an EEOC filed against them even if it was frivilous.

What was interesting was that I was dating a girl that applied for a position. She was rejected. When she was invited to reapply she wouldn't. I think she was afraid she would be rejected again and then she would know that it wasn't because she was too good looking.

What was even more interesting is that in her angst about her future I offered to teach her calculus. She flunked algebra in high school. I said that didn't matter because calculus is easier than algegra (which it is). The end of the story is that she learned calculus, went off and got a mechanical engineering degree and never saw me again. I have to say the world is probably a much better place.
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I really didn't intend to be logical or rational. What I meant is that if someone is going to make a discrimination claim they will try to fit it in one of the prohibited categories, like age, sex, race or national origin, even if it doesn't really fit. They may do that to try to squeeze out a settlement.



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I don't know the details.* The net result was the same.* Non-ugly women by whatever definition was used were reinterviewed for the positions.* I'm just glad I wasn't married to one of the women originally hired. There were no "settlements" that I knew of.
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