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is it illegal for Asian restaurant not to hire me because I'm not Asian? (they couldn't fill the job in 2 months)
Posted by: confused ()
Date: June 13, 2010 01:19AM

is it illegal for Asian restaurant not to hire me because I'm not Asian? (they couldn't fill the job in 2 months... nobody else came to apply for the waiter position.... I know the chef there and she told me the owner who happens to be Asian, does not ever hire non-Asians to be waiters. By "non-Asians" I mean whites/blacks/Hispanics/Indians/Pakistanis)

What agency in Fairfax County handles issues like this?

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Re: is it illegal for Asian restaurant not to hire me because I'm not Asian? (they couldn't fill the job in 2 months)
Posted by: nugguh ()
Date: June 13, 2010 01:32AM

damn..that sounds like some shit..you should go and kung fu their asses or somethin!

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Re: is it illegal for Asian restaurant not to hire me because I'm not Asian? (they couldn't fill the job in 2 months)
Posted by: WOW ()
Date: June 13, 2010 01:41AM


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Re: is it illegal for Asian restaurant not to hire me because I'm not Asian? (they couldn't fill the job in 2 months)
Posted by: WOW ()
Date: June 13, 2010 01:42AM

lol was it this place?
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Re: is it illegal for Asian restaurant not to hire me because I'm not Asian? (they couldn't fill the job in 2 months)
Posted by: Brandon ()
Date: June 13, 2010 02:34AM

You can't discriminate against the following when hiring:

age
race
gender
sexual orientation
ethnic background
physical disability (as long as it won't have an impact on your daily routine)

There are rare exceptions to the race/ethnic background rule like hiring an actor for a specific part, theme restaurant or a place that needs historical accuracy like Williamsburg. If the chef is willing to back you up, you might have a discrimination case against them if its all true.

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Re: is it illegal for Asian restaurant not to hire me because I'm not Asian? (they couldn't fill the job in 2 months)
Posted by: Radiophile ()
Date: June 13, 2010 07:53AM

Yeah good luck. If they claim part of the job requirements are to speak "Asian", and you don't, forget about it.

Also, the can claim they are exempt from EEOC guidelines: The term “employer” means a person engaged in an industry affecting commerce who has fifteen or more employees for each working day in each of twenty or more calendar weeks in the current or preceding calendar year....

VA may have a different EEOC typse laws - but trust me you loose

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Re: is it illegal for Asian restaurant not to hire me because I'm not Asian? (they couldn't fill the job in 2 months)
Posted by: Noodle Boy ()
Date: June 13, 2010 09:47AM

Just threaten the EEOC action. That will wake them up.

The language requirement is rubbish. I have been in Japanese restaurants run by Koreans who don't speak a word of Japanese.

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Re: is it illegal for Asian restaurant not to hire me because I'm not Asian? (they couldn't fill the job in 2 months)
Posted by: someoneelse ()
Date: June 13, 2010 11:54AM

What do you want out of this? You are going to have a hard time proving discrimination. The owner could have decided not to hire you for a multitude of reasons. It would cost you more money than it is worth to pursue this civilly.

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Re: is it illegal for Asian restaurant not to hire me because I'm not Asian? (they couldn't fill the job in 2 months)
Posted by: Sandy ()
Date: June 21, 2010 03:52AM

A business has the right to fire or hire you , or not for any reason other than..

They can say we dont like your eyes...Get real, you aren't entitled to be hired just because you think you should be..

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Re: is it illegal for Asian restaurant not to hire me because I'm not Asian? (they couldn't fill the job in 2 months)
Posted by: Sigmund ()
Date: June 21, 2010 05:41AM

you already sound like you would be a problem employee. stay away!

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Re: is it illegal for Asian restaurant not to hire me because I'm not Asian? (they couldn't fill the job in 2 months)
Posted by: student to be ()
Date: June 21, 2010 10:30PM

I can't wait to start taking Asian and Spanish over at NVCC this summer.
I hope I learn all those crazy characters in Asian.

haha.. ' ... If they claim part of the job requirements are to speak "Asian" ... '

All this knowledge of the law and EEOC, etc etc, but no knowledge that "Asian" isn't a language.

I think comedy is your specialty instead of legal knowledge.

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Re: is it illegal for Asian restaurant not to hire me because I'm not Asian? (they couldn't fill the job in 2 months)
Posted by: Osvaldo ()
Date: July 01, 2010 11:54AM

I know of a restaurant in Manassas that will not hire you because you are not from the country of origin due to the knowledge of culture and their foods. I guess sometime you have to really know what the food and culture is all about.

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Re: is it illegal for Asian restaurant not to hire me because I'm not Asian? (they couldn't fill the job in 2 months)
Posted by: Yahweh ()
Date: July 01, 2010 12:07PM

why would anyone want to be somewhere they are not wanted?
dont get your cook friend in hot water with the owner, just move on.

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Re: is it illegal for Asian restaurant not to hire me because I'm not Asian? (they couldn't fill the job in 2 months)
Posted by: Gonads & Strife ()
Date: July 01, 2010 12:08PM

Osvaldo Wrote:
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> I know of a restaurant in Manassas that will not
> hire you because you are not from the country of
> origin due to the knowledge of culture and their
> foods. I guess sometime you have to really know
> what the food and culture is all about.


You do realize that this is NOVA right? Tolerance and understanding of other cultures is not tolerated around here...it's just our culture.

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Re: is it illegal for Asian restaurant not to hire me because I'm not Asian? (they couldn't fill the job in 2 months)
Posted by: RCG239 ()
Date: July 01, 2010 12:17PM

I'd have to agree with Yahweh. try china king.

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Re: is it illegal for Asian restaurant not to hire me because I'm not Asian? (they couldn't fill the job in 2 months)
Posted by: non-asian ()
Date: July 01, 2010 12:24PM

confused Wrote:
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> "non-Asians" I mean
> whites/blacks/Hispanics/Indians/Pakistanis)

Uhh, Indians and Pakistanis are actually ASIAN!!!!

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Re: is it illegal for Asian restaurant not to hire me because I'm not Asian? (they couldn't fill the job in 2 months)
Posted by: Yahweh ()
Date: July 01, 2010 12:28PM

Sandy Wrote:
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> you aren't entitled to be hired just because you
> think you should be..


its a mix of the entitlement generation and frivolous lawsuits.
all those sports trophies (for showing up) and pats on the back (for doing a mediocre job) have damaged kids today.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/01/2010 12:30PM by Yahweh.

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Re: is it illegal for Asian restaurant not to hire me because I'm not Asian? (they couldn't fill the job in 2 months)
Posted by: sdf32 ()
Date: July 01, 2010 02:09PM

Don't waste your time there. Just go apply to other places like Target.

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