Description: California is attempting to pass a law that would completely remove social media from the hiring process. This includes denying employers the right to ask candidates for their social media logins and removing social media as a source of determining whether or not a person is “unfit or competent” to fill a position.
Date: April 23 2012
You had a great job interview, but the next thing you know, the company has rejected your application. Why? They saw something they didn’t like on your Facebook page or saw a tweet that didn’t jibe with “the corporate view.” Following February’s outcry over a Maryland man who was required to hand over his social media login and password during an interview, California has moved to ban employers in the state from that practice and others. Read Rest of Story
Questions for discussion:
1. What is Campos’ argument against sharing social media information with potential employers? Why are privacy issues like this a concern for job candidates?