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    Default Company Rep Publily States Preference for Hiring Certain Race/ Gender

    My question involves labor and employment law for the state of:

    Hi,
    A person who works for a large company in the US has publicly stated that they would prefer to hire people of a certain race and gender.
    I am assuming this is not legal.
    If this is true, are there govt and state agencies where I can report this? Note I was not harmed myself by this action and I am not seeking anything for myself, I just am only seeking for the rules to be enforced.
    Thanks

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    Default Re: Company Rep Publily States Preference for Hiring Certain Race/ Gender

    I don't think it's illegal for people to state they'd prefer to hire only from certain racial and gender pools. It only becomes illegal if they act on their statements.

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    Default Re: Company Rep Publily States Preference for Hiring Certain Race/ Gender

    Unless somebody is doing wrong to you, it's best to just mind your own business at work.

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    Default Re: Company Rep Publily States Preference for Hiring Certain Race/ Gender

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    I don't think it's illegal for people to state they'd prefer to hire only from certain racial and gender pools. It only becomes illegal if they act on their statements.
    That isn’t true across the board

    Often times, especially given government contracts, there is preferential treatment given to minority owned businesses.

    To extend that a bit further, businesses that work under government contracts are often required to hire minority owned businesses as their suppliers or subcontractors.

    Then, when it comes to Native American tribal lands, they get to do whatever they want. They do hire Native American contractors over non Native American contractors and are allowed to do so legally.




    I think a lot more would have to be known of the specific situation to determine if the stated preferences would be unlawful if put into action.


    As to the ops question. Unless you have standing to seek redress for an unlawful action, you would need to leave it to those that do have standing. Also, As jack stated, making such a statement isn’t unlawful. Actions would be required.

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    Default Re: Company Rep Publily States Preference for Hiring Certain Race/ Gender

    Quote Quoting lurky
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    A person who works for a large company in the US has publicly stated that they would prefer to hire people of a certain race and gender.
    I am assuming this is not legal.
    You assume wrong. It is perfectly legal for any person to speak his/her mind. Acting on such a preference, however, would be illegal.

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    Default Re: Company Rep Publily States Preference for Hiring Certain Race/ Gender

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    I don't think it's illegal for people to state they'd prefer to hire only from certain racial and gender pools. It only becomes illegal if they act on their statements.
    I disagree. It's illegal to state a preference if they're actually hiring whether they act on it or not. The statement is an ILLEGAL attempt to persuade a protected class not to hire.

    Now if she says, I don't like hiring black men when she's not in the process, that's just her opinion.

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    Default Re: Company Rep Publily States Preference for Hiring Certain Race/ Gender

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    I disagree. It's illegal to state a preference if they're actually hiring whether they act on it or not. The statement is an ILLEGAL attempt to persuade a protected class not to hire.

    Now if she says, I don't like hiring black men when she's not in the process, that's just her opinion.
    It really depends on where, when and to whom such a statement is made. Unless it was made very publicly or to a person that might act on the statement in some way it is just an opinion.

    I've known plenty of people who didn't like hiring a protective class but it didn't slow them down in the least in actually hiring that protected class.

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    Default Re: Company Rep Publily States Preference for Hiring Certain Race/ Gender

    It also depends on the job.

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    Default Re: Company Rep Publily States Preference for Hiring Certain Race/ Gender

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    Unless somebody is doing wrong to you, it's best to just mind your own business at work.
    First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a socialist.

    Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out— because I was not a trade unionist.

    Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—because I was not a Jew.

    Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.

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    Default Re: Company Rep Publily States Preference for Hiring Certain Race/ Gender

    DON'T start that back up again.

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