The Case Involving Bmw And Dollar General

1005 WordsOct 25, 20155 Pages
I have already talked about the case involving BMW and Dollar General, presenting Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s revised guidance regarding usage of conviction records in hiring decisions. And this shed some light on discussed issues, but in order to attain wide, broad standpoint, other cases should be examined. In their article Callier, Huss and Juengst present this controversial case revolving around the problem of criminal records and hiring. Recently, University of Akron enacted the policy that “would require blanket criminal background checks for all prospective UA employees, excluding student employees.” The mere fact that this policy was set should already interest and alert a thoughtful reader; however, this is not the…show more content…
I believe there two main interconnected problems: the issue of ethicality and legality. It is acceptable to collect genetic DNA samples. To put it bluntly, is it okay to do so? The answer is no. Here is the explanation why. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOP) insists that when it comes to issue of getting genetic information, aim to discriminate is insignificant and it does not matter whether or not one intended to discriminate. I agree that such practice is not right, especially from an ethical standpoint. But it seems wrong even from legal viewpoint. The commission argues “An employer who asks for information and then acquires genetic information as a result of that request, runs in violation of GINA”. Therefore, it is unlawful thing to do. This is legal issue. What about ethical side? Although I grant that there is no obligation that an employer receives an information to discriminate or there is no such a rule that the employer obtains information to have genetic information, I still maintain that this is not right thing to do, because it may entail amplification of discrimination. EEOP supports my disagreement: “the fact that they’re acquiring genetic information to begin with violates the rule itself”. Again, it is confirmed that University’s policy go against GINA and now ethical aspect is present. The problem here is that by collecting DNA samples, University of Akron creates basis for
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