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    Default Man writing to Congress to make anti-tattoo discrimination illegal...

    Meh, why not? No body owns their own business anyway.

    BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) - A man is left confused and frustrated after he feels he was denied a job based on his tattoos.

    Bill Roach reached out to Eyewitness News because he thinks he was a victim of discrimination and was treated unfairly.

    He said the tattoos aren’t gang related and shouldn’t be an issue. He’s proud of them, and they all mean something to him.

    “My right arm is nothing but music,” he said. “You know, songs.”

    Some mean more than others. He has the lip prints of his wife on his neck, plus a tribute to his first-born son, Ryker.

    “So, my neck is the footprint from when he was born, his name, and his birth date,” said Roach.

    Now those tattoos mean something else entirely – difficulty in finding a job.

    He recently applied for a position in the medical industry, and even though he passed a test, he didn’t get called back for a first interview.

    “She said, 'No, the only reason we're not hiring you is because of your tattoos,'" said Roach. “I don't know what to do. I feel like I was bullied. I feel like I was treated unfairly and misled, and I don't know why."

    Eyewitness News isn’t naming the company, because it didn’t break any laws. But, we did reach out to the company officials. They said they can’t comment because it’s “a personnel matter.”

    “We know that every action or choice has a consequence," said Holly Culhane of PAS Associates, a human resources consulting company.

    She said it’s a problem employees have all the time, but there’s a difference between legal and illegal discrimination.

    “There are certain areas that you cannot discriminate based on,” said Culhane. “So, we're talking about race, color, religion, sex, national origin, as example of those.”

    That’s why she said employers should make their practices clear.

    “So, they might want to ask the question up front or they might want to just ask for the policy,” she said.

    But, Roach said that’s exactly what he did and was told by a manager that it wouldn’t be a problem.

    “I pulled my stuff up, and I showed them I had tattoos,” said Roach, “and I wanted to be up front, because to avoid wasting my time as well as theirs ... and he encouraged me to take the test and said, you know, don't worry about it."

    He said he’s never had a problem with his tattoos before and is well qualified and deserves a shot. He said he wouldn’t have been upset if they told him up front. Instead he had to take a day off work and now feels like his time and money were wasted.

    “If I have a family member that's sick or dying, I don't care if the person's (working in the medical job) got tattoos,” he said. “If they're there to help my family member and here to save their life, I think the last thing going through someone's mind when they're going through an emergency is that I have tattoos. I'm sure they're more concerned about, ‘Help my loved one.’”

    Roach said he is writing a letter to Congress, seeking to make tattoo discrimination illegal unless they are hateful or gang related.
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    Theye have refused their Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.

    Theye have erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance.

    Theye kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies

    Theye have combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution,

    For protecting them, by a mock Trial from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:

    For cutting off our Trade with parts of the world:

    For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:

    For depriving us in many cases, of the benefit of Trial by Jury:

    Theye plundered and destroyed the lives of our people.

    Theye are at this time transporting Armies of Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation, and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & Perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy of a civilized nation.



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    What a $#@!ing moron!

    More legislation isn't a solution.

    I'm having this mental picture of this dude with at least one sleeve sniveling and whining to authority....

    You're big enough to get inked, $#@!ing deal with it like a man...

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    How long until we can't discriminate on education, IQ, experience, attitude, work ethic, or laziness?

    You will simply have to hire the first person to walk through the door. Ahh, but damn... Now I'm discriminating on the tardy.


    This is the road we walk down when we don't allow for freedom.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptUSA View Post
    How long until we can't discriminate on education, IQ, experience, attitude, work ethic, or laziness?

    You will simply have to hire the first person to walk through the door. Ahh, but damn... Now I'm discriminating on the tardy.


    This is the road we walk down when we don't allow for freedom.
    Isn't it already illegal to discriminate based on IQ? To my knowledge, employers cannot give IQ tests to applicants (although I'm not sure they would necessarily want to).
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    The reason we have an evil, immoral empire is that it is populated by evil, immoral peons. The State isn't a faceless monster...it is composed of all our petty, ignorant, self-righteous and self-absorbed neighbors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Philhelm View Post
    Isn't it already illegal to discriminate based on IQ? To my knowledge, employers cannot give IQ tests to applicants (although I'm not sure they would necessarily want to).
    I imagine it would be hard to fill any positions in today's America.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptUSA View Post
    How long until we can't discriminate on education, IQ, experience, attitude, work ethic, or laziness?

    You will simply have to hire the first person to walk through the door. Ahh, but damn... Now I'm discriminating on the tardy.


    This is the road we walk down when we don't allow for freedom.
    Job lotteries for the win!
    Theye have refused their Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.

    Theye have erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance.

    Theye kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies

    Theye have combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution,

    For protecting them, by a mock Trial from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:

    For cutting off our Trade with parts of the world:

    For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:

    For depriving us in many cases, of the benefit of Trial by Jury:

    Theye plundered and destroyed the lives of our people.

    Theye are at this time transporting Armies of Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation, and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & Perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy of a civilized nation.






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