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Pro: A Business Owner Should Be Able To Hire Or Fire Anyone Without Interference From The Government

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PRO: A business owner should be able to hire or fire anyone without interference from the government.
I am a firm believer that the owner of a business, no matter what type, should have the ability to hire and fire an employee without interference from the government. I currently reside in the state of Tennessee, which is a right to hire and fire state. There is a common law notion stating that, without any type of formal employment contract, employees have the right to quit their jobs any time they want to, regardless of whether or not they have a reason. By the same token, employers have the right to fire employees any time, whether they have a legitimate reason to do so or not (TN ...view middle of the document...

While this would be, potentially, a financially devastating business model, it would be their right to decide this as their course of action.
In today’s society, there are many businesses that have based their business model on hiring certain criteria. The Radio City Rockettes only hire females that are between 5’6” and 5’10”. Hooters only hires female servers. There is currently a local business in Clarksville, TN that only hires high school children that can prove they have above a 3.0. It is easier to enforce certain hiring requirements when the owner has their own capital invested. It is harder to enforce certain criteria when a business is funded by taxpayer dollars.

In closing...

The details of the moral component to this discussion will be left to another Hub. I will say that racism and sexism are reprehensible, but not something that should play into the private sector. If we do not have the freedom to decide the use of our individual time, treasures and talents as we see fit, then are we truly free. This is not an argument about using those things to actively harm a certain person, but allowing people to exclude a certain person(s) from their privately owned and funded organization or business. If this person/entity cannot make this determination themselves, then THEY are the one(s) being discriminated against. It has to be all or nothing in order to maintain true freedom.
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