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America First Legal wants hiring practices of candy maker Mars to be investigated

America First Legal is calling for an investigation into the hiring practices of woke candy giant Mars.

In a letter to the Washington field office of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the organization said it has “strong reasons to believe that Mars is intentionally and systemically violating Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by unlawfully conditioning hiring, promotion and training on race, color, national origin and/or sex.”

Citing Mars’ stated goal to “achieve gender balance across one hundred percent of its leadership teams” as well to ensure “leadership teams and associate representation … reflect the race and ethnicities of the labor force in the markets in which it operates,” AFL argued the company is effectively establishing quotas based on immutable characteristics in violation of Title VII.

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AFL also claimed the company’s “Commitment to Inclusion & Diversity” statement “demonstrates how deeply unlawful discrimination is embedded in Mars’s employment and contracting practices.”

“Mars’s discriminatory hiring and training programs are patently illegal and deeply harmful,” the letter said. “Discrimination against job applicants or employees based on immutable characteristics such as race, color, national origin or sex ‘generates a feeling of inferiority as to their status in the community that may affect their hearts and minds.'”

“With $45 billion in sales in 2022, Mars is a world-bestriding corporate behemoth and one of the largest food companies in the world” AFL said in a statement provided to Fox Business. “No one should be above the law, and Mars should be held to account for its unlawful discrimination. America First Legal will keep fighting to preserve our Constitution and to protect equal opportunity for all Americans.”

AFL’s complaint against Mars is the latest in a series of complaints filed by the firm’s Center for Legal Equality against so-called “woke” corporations such as Anheuser-Busch, Hershey, Amazon, Starbucks, BlackRock and others for policies AFL alleges are discriminating against employees under the guise of equity.

–Alan Goforth | Metro Voice

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