Saturday, January 27, 2018

Kansas City 'Ban The Box' Actually Encourages MORE Employment Discrimination

Data-driven perspective on an upcoming City Hall employment proposal that pushes the local job market to operate on stereotypes rather than quantifiable information. Read more:

Does Banning the Box Work?

WDAF TV in Kansas City recently reported that City Councilmember Jermaine Reed is seeking to expand the city's ban-the-box initiative that currently prevents the city from including a box on job applications asking if the applicant has had a felony conviction.

9 Comments:

Anonymous said...

They have things called background checks that work better than the box.

Anonymous said...

I would hire a felon over a millenial any day. The felon would have a lot more motivation and be more resourceful.

Hyperblogal said...

You can ban the box but I'm still going to ask, "You aren't a serial killer by any chance.?"

Super Dave said...

Smart move Hyper

Anonymous said...

That’s funny right there!

Anonymous said...

Why waste a felons time by “banning the box” you still have to tell them you don’t hire felons. Gay bow tie the clown sLIE is an idiot

Anonymous said...

Politicians pass laws that cause employers to hire felons. The felon who is hired later reverts to form and becomes violent at work, injuring other employees. The injured employees higher lawyers to sue the employer for negligent hiring. The lawyers receive their share of the legal settlement or damages award and give part to the politicians who made it possible. And so it goes.

Anonymous said...

So if you are an employer on parole and can not associate with felons you are screwed? How does a bar owner stay out of trouble since he can not have a felon serving drinks? Maybe the police department should be banned from asking applicants if they are felons? Perhaps we should ask the councilman who is felon pals are that he is trying to cover.

Anonymous said...

No, the felons are screwed. Felons can't get a liquor card in KCMO. Easy.