Tuesday, December 17, 2013

More Bad News in Ohio

*** If you need further evidence of Gov. John Kasich's failure to stimulate the economy and hiring in Ohio, you need to look at the ODJFS Warn page. Two more companies have announced layoffs--
http://jfs.ohio.gov/warn/current.stm, and that includes BEF (Bob Evans Farms) and Huntington (Camco Financial Corporation).  Considering the millions of dollars that Bob Evans Farms received from JobsOhio, layoffs like this should not be happening.

>>> A civil rights violation in the government of Ohio?????

Plunderbund has uncovered a serious investigation in the Kasich administration:

....we have confirmed that the Ohio Inspector General is indeed investigating Rutherford and Ryan.    The Inspector General’s Office has not yet released the report and is not commenting on the investigation.

We have also confirmed that ODOT’s Office of Equal Opportunity has a case pending on Mr. Rutherford involving an allegation that he “retaliated against another Department employee for engaging in a protected activity under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.”

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act prohibits discrimination of employees based on an “individual’s race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.”    Later court decisions have also held that sexual harassment in the workplace is illegal under the act.   The act also prohibits retaliation by an employer against an employee who has filed an equal opportunity complaint or an employee who testifies as a witness regarding a complaint....

The lack of diversity in the Kasich administration has been documented.  If this civil rights accusation is true, it is just another problem for the Kasich administration.