The EEOC Will Put an End to the Oppression of Women

by: the Common Constitutionalist

The hits just keep on coming. By the hits, I mean the hits to our wallets, our privacy and liberty. This time it is the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) who has been charged by president Obama to collect all employers pay data to assure that the “War on Women” does not continue unabated.

I’m not sure that this latest governmental abridgment of our freedom is merely an election year stunt to assist Hillary who has been hammering pay inequality on the campaign trail, or just another step to total government control of the private sector? Maybe it’s both? You know – two birds – one stone.

I don’t mean to make light of this. It is a serious issue – much more than terrorism, our crumbling military, crippling debt, runaway spending, Obamacare, rampant unemployment and illegal immigration.

No, the supposed pay gap between men and women is a serious issue and one that demands the President’s full attention. I mean, first women were denied birth control and now this. When will indentured servitude end?! Thanks to our president – soon. read more

A New FHA – The Federal Hiring Administration

by: the Common Constitutionalist

You may have heard about the 8-1 Supreme Court decision regarding a discrimination lawsuit brought by the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) on behalf of Samantha Elauf against Abercrombie and Fitch stores.

Ms. Elauf is a Muslim who wears a Hijab, a black headscarf, which A & F said would clash with the companies “Look Policy,” and thus did not hire her.

In 2013 the retailer confirmed to Business Insider  that it doesn’t sell black clothing and “discourages its employees from wearing black.” It’s evidently well-known throughout A & F that CEO Michael Jeffries doesn’t care for black.

“Mike hates the color, and so we’re not supposed to wear it at work,” an anonymous employee told Business Insider.

A statement provided by the company read: “Abercrombie & Fitch does not sell black clothing and discourages wearing it at our home office and in our stores, because we are a casual lifestyle brand and feel black clothing is formal. We have nothing against black clothing and feel it is perfectly appropriate for things like tuxedos.”

Yesterday, the New York Times  reported that “Justice Scalia, writing for seven justices, said Ms. Elauf did not have to make a specific request for a religious accommodation to obtain relief under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits religious discrimination in hiring.” read more