Obama has shoved a provision into his jobs bill that would make it illegal for companies to discriminate against the unemployed, opening the door to a flood of costly, needless and ultimately job-killing legal actions.For the unemployed and desperate job seeker, this looks like a good idea. In reality, it's a good reason to remain an unemployed job seeker with a lawyer on retainer. In this job market, odds are greater a vulnerable employer will be found before a viable job.
As Charles Lane, an editorial writer at the Washington Post put it, this will "probably destroy jobs in a misguided effort to save them," adding that "plaintiffs' lawyers are no doubt dreaming up new ways to wield this new cause of action — make that class action — every time a company turns someone down for a job."
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