ED Magedson – Founder
Car Wash Express569 W. Oglethorpe Hwy Hinesville, Georgia United States of America
On May 26,2010, I decided to walk across the street to the Car Wash Express near Krystal fast food restaurant in Hinesville, GA because i heard they were hiring. I found out quickly that they had unlawful hiring practices.
I asked a younger man who was sitting on a chair outside of the car wash about employment. He told me the car wash was hiring and he gave me an application.I filled it out and turned it in shortly after. He mentioned that the car wash on I-96 was hiring specifically.
The next thing he said didnt bother me initially, but i understood the potential for biased hiring activity. He told me to make sure i brought my id by Monday or my application would not be accepted.
On May 29, 2010, I returned, and there was an older man probably mid 50's at least. When i told him i had my identification to present, he thought i was asking for an application, and he asked me if i had identification. He told me that he was not giving me an application if i didnt show him id.
I then told him I came to present identification and I had already gotten an application and turned it in a few days before. He then took my id. Immediately after, he asked me if i had personal transportation. "Do you have a car, because im not going to take your identification if you dont have a car" he said.
I told him no, but i could arrange someone to take me to the car wash if necessary. I knew that the one on 96 was within walking distance of where i was anyway. He said, "Well im sorry i cant take your id. We might ask you to go to the car wash in Pooler(about an hour's drive away) and you wont be able to go without transportation."
He said that i couldnt rely on my friends, my family or my co-workers to transport me.
He added "Im telling you right now, if you try applying and dont personally own a vehicle, they wont even interview you. I know this from my experience."
The application does not mention that personally owned transportation is required as a condition of applying or of employment.
I argued with him, making the claim that i shouldnt be barred from applying because I didnt personally own a car. I thought that was nonsense.
He then said, "Well, ill take your id, but im telling you they wont hire you. They wont interview you. It's pointless."
Feeling discouraged, I decided not to have him photocopy my id.
Finally he said "Get a car. Come back when you get a car and apply then", moving his hands, signaling his desire for me to go away.
Car Wash Express is guilty of a practice which could subject people to employment discrimination based on race, color,age,national origin, disability, etc. They cannot legally ask for your id as a condition of a person receiving or the employer accepting an application. Not only do managers have an opportunity to discriminate, the employees can do it as well.
They can only ask for this after an offer of employment has been made and accepted.
Also, if Car Wash Express wont hire or interview someone if they do not have a vehicle, personal or otherwise, they must make this clear on the application.
I know someone who applied to the same car wash. He was told by the owner of the car wash that he would receive preferential consideration. He was not required to present his identification prior to have his application considered. However, for some reason or another, he was not hired.
Picking and choosing when to apply different standards for employment is against the law. Im sure all the Car Wash Express sites in the town do this because they often hire for different site placements.
Car Wash Express Hinesville GA,definitely rips people off.
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