The Perils of Social Media for Hiring Managers
Posted on Jun 03, 2015 by BY TURNER PADGET LITIGATION TEAM
Hiring managers increasingly are checking out job applicants on social media, and it’s easy to see why: The Internet holds a trove of personal information on most of us, and it doesn’t take much time or skill to mine this data.
But, you do so at your peril, I always tell employers.
A lot of what you come across in Internet searches about a job applicant will make my job as an employment litigator harder if I’m defending you in a discrimination lawsuit. The problem is that there are certain things that you should never ask in a job interview, and yet you can’t help but stumble across these areas in a search of social media.
Remember, every click of your keyboard is subject to discovery in litigation. Once you’ve seen something, you can’t turn back the page.continue reading