So, let me just get this straight. I’m an employer, for a job that has NO POLITICAL IMPORTANCE WHATSOEVER, and where the person’s opinions about rape and abortion and women’s rights matter NOT AT ALL (except in how he might treat people on the job, which can be fully dealt with by human resources without the possibility of lingering effects on, oh I don’t know, maybe case law). And of course the job doesn’t depend upon his health or physical state, which it would probably be illegal for me to ask about anyway.
Also, I know nothing about this dude but what he tells me.
Presuming the dude doesn’t mention that he’s a criminal rapist, I won’t react to that. I might if he tells me, if only because I have to be comfortable working with the dude. It may depend on how he explains the situation. (Does he breathe heavily while discussing his past actions in loving detail?)
Presuming the dude tells me he has HIV, I’ll hand him our documentation on health insurance, sick leave, and how unexcused absences beyond that are dealt with.
Presuming he tells me about neither, I hire the woman instead because I’m a caricature of a liberal. :rolleyes: