A Mississippi Democrat in line to become chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee has warned the nation’s largest uniform supplier it faces criminal charges if it follows a White House proposal to recheck workers with mismatched Social Security numbers and fire those who cannot resolve the discrepancy in 60 days.
Rep. Bennie Thompson said in a letter to Cintas Corp. it could be charged with “illegal activities in violation of state and federal law” if any of its 32,000 employees are terminated because they gave incorrect Social Security numbers to be hired.
This is idiotic. Even ignoring the illegal immigration issue here, there is no reason the government should be able to prevent a company from taking action against an employee for lying on, or falsifying, their application for employment.
What’s next… outlawing the interview process?