Friday, August 19, 2011

EEOC forces Starbucks to pay dwarf $75000 for being a dwarf.

This is stupid.
The Starbucks Coffee Company has paid $75,000 to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to settle a lawsuit for unlawfully denying a reasonable accommodation to a woman with dwarfism, according to a press release.

The lawsuit was filed by the commission on behalf of Elsa Sallard, who claimed she was fired from her job as a barista because she is a dwarf.

According to a press release from the commission, Sallard told employers during a training that she could use a stool or stepladder to do her job.

"The manager at the El Paso Starbucks location disregarded Sallard's request," the release said. "On the same day that Sallard requested the accommodation, Starbucks terminated her employment, claiming that she would pose a 'danger' to customers and employees."

The first comment nails it.
Mike Miller
ADA says to let her use a stool or ladder. OSHA says to remove the stool or ladder so that other employees don't trip over it. Starbucks loses either way because they weren't smart enough to not hire her in the first place. What'll she do next, sue the NBA because they won't let her play center for the Lakers? She can always use a stool or ladder there, can't she?

Every other worker would have had to be wary of the dwarf working in a fast paced starbucks with a stool or ladder that they will have a greater chances of getting injured. EEOC is ridiculous.

Good lord.. Obama declares backdoor amnesty for illegal immigrants and gives them work permits.

Obama's latest middle finger to America's immigration laws.

The Obama administration said Thursday it would postpone the deportation of illegal immigrants without criminal records and allow them to apply for work permits as it reviews over 300,000 cases.

The case review would only affect those undocumented immigrants already in line for deportation proceedings, and not the vast majority of the estimated 11 million illegal immigrants in the United States.

The move comes amid criticism from rights activists of President Barack Obama's administration for deporting a record number of illegal immigrants and failing to get Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform.

"The idea is set those cases aside... see where we can identify very low priorities, and essentially, administratively, close the case so they no longer clog the system," a senior administration official told reporters.

Dems are happy as pigs in slop.
The move won immediate praise from Hispanic activists and Democrats who had strenuously argued with the administration that it did have authority to take these actions, and said as long as Congress is deadlocked on the issue, it was up to Mr. Obama to act.

“Today’s announcement shows that this president is willing to put muscle behind his words and to use his power to intervene when the lives of good people are being ruined by bad laws,” said Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez, Illinois Democrat, who has taken a leadership role on the issue since the death of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy in 2009.