NLRB, EEOC Leaders Caution Using Social Media In Hiring

Law360, Philadelphia (November 12, 2014, 2:14 PM EST) -- Officials at the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the National Labor Relations Board cautioned employers about using social media in the hiring process at a Wednesday panel discussion in Pennsylvania, noting that laws barring the improper use of information still apply, even when individuals put personal details online.

Speaking at a program organized by Dilworth Paxson LLP and held at the National Constitution Center, EEOC Commissioner Chai Feldblum, NLRB general counsel Richard Griffin Jr., and NLRB board member Harry Johnson said that hiring managers aren’t prevented from discovering personal details or opinions, but they still cannot put them to use in...

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