Sex Offenders Cannot Even Be Garbage Men?

Posted by fac-admin on July 1, 2014 in Articles, Featured Articles Anyone that is a registered citizen or has a loved one or friend who is, knows first-hand how difficult it is for a registrant to find employment. First, there are restrictions on where a registrant can work; not only geographically but also in which positions. Second, there is the stigma of hiring a registrant and the potential social and economic backlash that might come when clients or customers of that business learn of the employee’s history. Now, some recent articles have exposed a third challenge… employers can be liable for hiring sex offenders. Last week the Rhode Island General Assembly passed a bill that would fine certain businesses from hiring a sex offender (see: http://wpri.com/2014/06/22/bill-would-make-businesses-rethink-hiring-sex-offenders/). The same week, in an even more absurd scenario, a Massachusets garbage hauling company is in jeopardy of losing a multi-million dollar contract with the City of Quincy because they employed a registered sex offender. (see: http://www.tauntongazette.com/article/20140618/NEWS/306199996/11160/NEWS) Quincy City Councilor Brian Palmucci, who called the employment of the registrant a “public safety issue” contributed the following; “It’s important because these employees come in contact with children at school and with elderly populations.” for the rest of the story go to sex-offenders-cannot-even-be-garbagemen

2 comments for “Sex Offenders Cannot Even Be Garbage Men?

  1. Alan Davis
    July 3, 2014 at 6:50 pm

    I love the coment made as a conclusion to the Florida Action Committee article:

    “I would understand if a registrants career aspiration to become a day care worker, clown or ice cream man were curtailed… that would make sense, but come on… a garbage man!?!?!”

  2. July 9, 2014 at 7:20 am

    With what our family has gone through and still going through (30 year old case – consenting teen with young 20 year old) now on Registry, came to visit, and my son’s “concerned” sister-in-law (aka “evil s-i-l), called to report that my ex-husband, my son’s father, was staying in a home with a minor (our one year old granddaughter – she is beautiful by the way) – anyway, he had reported the visit and thought he had jumped through all the hoops, but he didn’t know this and neither did I. He lives in Florida, we live in TN. So, immediately we made other arrangements; but this overzealous “concerned citizen” called, filed a false report, and he was arrested after midnight this past March. I am 61. I usually don’t stay up all night. It was obvious the officers thought the whole thing was stupid – but they had to do what “the law requires” – anyway, he had worked for 12 years for a company, new management camme in, found out he was on the registry, because of being added “after the fact” – after he had completed everything; and fired him. He hasn’t been able to find employment since. So, I’m thinking (please understand this is said “tongue in cheek”) that we should follow Jonathon Swift”s advice in his 1799, A Modest Proposal, in which he proposed that the poor English people eat their own children. – Of course, I hated the whole satirically written book; but it appears that since we have left the folks on the Sex Offender Registry no options of a place to live, a place to work, little to no contact with family and friends, and this is because we apparently think they are not capable of working and paying taxes and supporting their families, therefore taking an additional burden off of other tax payers and getting their families off a government aid, then I think maybe Mr. Swfit had the best suggestion. ……This whole registry thing is purely evil and equals “cruel and unusual punishment.” I hate it.

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