"This letter does not imply that you or your employee intentionally provided incorrect information about the employees name or SSN. It is not a basis, in and of itself, for you to take adverse action against the employee, such as laying off, suspending, firing, or discriminating against the individual. Any employer that used the information in this letter to justify taking adverse action against an employee may violate state or federal law and be subject to legal consequences. Moreover, this letter makes no statement about your employees immigration status."The words above are on page one of the document Gloria Allred was waiving around as "proof" that Meg Whitman knew she had an illegal alien (undocumented worker, Ms. Allred's phrasing) working for her. From the timing below, it looks like the LA Times listens to the Mark Levin show and made their update accordingly.
Gloria Allred likes to waive papers around.
This was the story all day and much of the evening:
Allred promises more documents in Whitman case| PolitiCal | Los Angeles Times:
"Attorney Gloria Allred said GOP gubernatorial nominee Meg Whitman is lying when she says she didn’t knowingly employ an undocumented housekeeper and pledged to provide documentation at noon Thursday that would show that the federal government contacted the Whitman family about the matter in 2003.The LA Times started backtracking and updated their story when they finally looked at the "evidence". From the timing, they probably heard it from Mark Levin.
“Our evidence will show she is lying,” Allred said on “Good Morning America” on Thursday morning."
Dr. Griff Harsh, Meg Whitman’s husband, just released a statement saying that it may be his handwriting on a 2003 letter that raised the possibility that their housekeeper was undocumented.
Meg Whitman, wife of Griff Harsh
[Updated at 3:55 p.m.: An earlier version of this item said the letter contained a signature that might be Harsh's. The letter has handwriting on it, but not a signature.]
“While I honestly do not recall receiving this letter, as it was sent to me seven years ago, I can say it is possible that I would've scratched a follow up note on a letter like this, which is a request for information to make certain Nicky received her Social Security benefits and W-2 tax refund for withheld wages. Since we believed her to be legal, I would have had no reason to suspect that she would not have filled it in and done what was needed to secure her benefits.
“It is important to note what this letter actually says: 'this letter makes no statement about your employee's immigration status.'
“The essential fact remains the same, neither Meg nor I believed there was a problem with Nicky's legal status and I certainly don't recall ever discussing it with my wife, nor did I ever show her any letter about it. The facts of this matter are very clear: Ms. Diaz broke the law and lied to us and to the employment agency. When she confessed her deception to us last year, we ended her employment immediately. Meg and I played by the rules and followed the law. Ms. Diaz did not. If, as she claims, she received this letter and note of inquiry from me, she never answered my request to look into this. Instead, she choose to continue her deception. This entire matter is a sad one and it's timing is clearly the result of a calculated and cynical political smear by Meg's opponents."
-- Seema Mehta in Santa MonicaGloria Allred was interviewed on the Mark Levin Show tonight during his first hour. Listen here. Mark pointed out this blurb on page one of the letter that I will quote again:
"This letter does not imply that you or your employee intentionally provided incorrect information about the employees name or SSN. It is not a basis, in and of itself, for you to take adverse action against the employee, such as laying off, suspending, firing, or discriminating against the individual. Any employer that used the information in this letter to justify taking adverse action against an employee may violate state or federal law and be subject to legal consequences. Moreover, this letter makes no statement about your employees immigration status."How much farther away from "proof" can you get? Those few lines are the opposite of that Allred claims. To make matters worse, as Levin pointed out, Allred has put her client in jeopardy by exposing her crime of falsifying answers and possibly using a forged Social Security card to secure her employment status in the USA.
|Suki I, now only $2.99 on Kindle|
Order the paperback edition of Suki V: The Collection
Browse the series on Google: Suki I, Suki II, Suki III, Suki IV, Suki V
Fan Fiction: John and Suki: Vacation Fun
John and Suki's news and comment area, from a Libertarian perspective.
Copyright 1970 - 2010, SJE Enterprises, all rights reserved.