There should not be any government imposed regulations upon any individuals or their busineses regarding any type of discrimination.People discriminate all the time. Who we date ( including age, race , religion, looks, political views, mental and physical abilities or disabilities and other factors), where we shop, who we hang out with, where we live, etc. etc. People must be able to discriminate against each other without gov't meddling. This is individual freedoms we are talking about. Just because a person starts a business he or she must not be stripped of their individual rights! Age discrimination must not be a crime of any kind. Government cannot be allowed to pass laws that allow people to sue because they (factually or fictionally) were discriminated against by anybody, including employers, customers, landlords, anybody. Government job is to protect individual rights, not to provide entitlements or 'solve injustice'! All these lawsuits do is create discrimination where it may not have otherwise been in the first place. Why would I hire women, who can sue me if they decide their pay is insufficient? Why would I hire a minority, if this means I can be sued if I fire them for 'race discrimination'? Why would I hire anybody from any protected group, where gov't provides it with entitlements and imposes obligations on me as an employer? Why can I not sue somebody for buying a competing product rather than mine? They are discriminating.
These lawsuits prove me right. Don't hire anybody who is not a youngr white single male - the onlygroup of people that cannot sue me if I fire them or if one does not make exactly as much money as another.
If I could get women to do the EXACTLY the same work as men, with the same results for less money than men, I would not have even one man working for me. I only care about maximizing my own profit, that is all that matters. My business is not there to create jobs, it is there to make me money, that is its raison d'etre, nothing else. I don't care onebit if you are a black illegal disabled 100 year old Marxist translesbiangaybold satanist fuck with 20 kids and Alzheimers if you make me money. However I cannot hire you if you are, because the potential risk of lawsuit is enormously hilariously outmatching any benefit you may bring the company. So I will find a way not even to interview you. You want to FIX this? Make sure that non-discrimination laws apply strictly to the government, not to private individuals and their businesses. Until such time, unemployment among the protected classes will be higher than among those, who cannot sue their employers.