Fired Illegals Sue Former Employer--posted by Tony Garcia on 10/09/2006
This is a tricky situation...on the surface.
A group of illegal immigrants who worked for Wendy's International Inc. is suing the restaurant chain because the company fired them after discovering it had missed a deadline for joining a federal program that would have helped them attain legal status.Now on the one hand they were fired because Wendy's contracted bunch of lawyers failed to file paperwork on behalf of the Wendy's employees to make the employees "legal immigrants". So, yeah, I could understand the reasoning behind the lawsuit.
40 illegal immigrants say they were fired after the company recently found that Boyar & Miller, the law firm Wendy's had hired, never filed paperwork for a 2001 legalization program that allowed immigrants with employer sponsorship or an American spouse to apply for citizenship.
On the other hand, they are illegal immigrants and should not be employed in the first place.
So really, the loser of this case is going to be the one who disregarded the law more. Either the company will lose and will have to pay out...that they get for hiring illegals in the first place. Or the illegals will lose and get nothing...that they get for disregarding the laws about legally entering this country.
Again, the answer to illegal immigration is fining heavily the companies that hire illegals...very heavily. Then this kind of thing would not happen...and the incentive for illegals to come here to this country would disaapear.