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How do you like this concept terminates more than 200 employees after an IRS audit finds that they had provided 'invalid or fraudulent' Social Security numbers?No immigration agents descended on Overhill Farms, a major food-processing plant in Vernon. No one was arrested or deported. There were no frantic scenes of desperate workers fleeing la migra through the gritty streets of the industrial suburb southeast of downtown Los Angeles. For more than 200 Overhill workers, however, the effect was devastating: All lost steady jobs last month and now find themselves in a precarious employment market, without severance pay or medical insurance. It wasn't a hot tip or an undercover informant that helped seal their fates, but a computer check of Social Security numbers. A desktop raid" is how the workers' representative, John M. Grant, vice president of Local 770 of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union, described the scenario. Overhill, a $200-million-a-year company that provides frozen meals for clients such as American Airlines, Panda Express, Safeway and Jenny Craig, says it had no choice: An Internal Revenue Service audit found that 260 workers had provided "invalid or fraudulent" Social Security numbers. The government took no action against the workers. But Overhill did: All of the employees were fired May 31. http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-desktop-raid12-2009jun12,0,783064.story Should of hired American citizens to begin with and if this were reverse say it was in Mexico and it was Americans, Mexico would say the same thing should of hired Mexicans first
Asked By: I'm gonna start another riot - 6/11/2009
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Don't hire illegal scum, problem solved. Want to see Mexico's immigration policy... More
Answered By: Ice 'em - 6/11/2009
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If the company had not hired illegals in the first place, there would be no problem. Not feeling bad for anyone who tries to save a buck by hiring people not allowed to work in this country. Should of hired American citizens to begin with.
Answered By: Dina W - 6/11/2009
Is this article trying to evoke our sympathies for the illegals who used a SS# they knew didn't belong to them and therefore lost their job or for the employer who lost these employees? Personally,I don't feel sympathy for either of them. Charges should have been pressed on all of them.
Answered By: Jan - 6/11/2009
They did exactly the right thing. If this employer had used E-Verify this may have been prevented. Because of privacy practices Social Security cannot notify the person if someone is using their Soc Sec #. They can only let the employer know it a "no match". They cannot state whether it is stolen or fake.
Answered By: Sasori - 6/12/2009
Those people fired were lucky. Because none of them were deported. They lost their jobs but they were not sent to jail or sent back to their country. I don't think they have a right to protest what the company did. They had no right to work there. I feel sorry for the kids since it isn't their fault but the adults knew... More
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