Monday, June 27, 2011

Using Social Media During Hiring Process Could Lead to Bias Claims

from Human Resources Report

While social media tools such as Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn allow employers to learn vast amounts of information about job applicants, hiring managers who even casually use these tools to gather information about a prospective employee could expose an employer to legal risks, attorneys and employment consultants told BNA.

They warned that applicants denied employment based on something they posted online could sue claiming they were not hired based on age, race, religion, sex, disability, or other protected characteristics.
“Be extremely careful and cautious to make sure you're not using private information people are posting publicly to [read full report]

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