April 6, 2012


Asking for Facebook Passwords Is a Risky Proposition

What happens when one of your employees fabricates a sexual harassment claim?

News of job interviewers demanding Facebook passwords from applicants caused a media storm during the last couple of months. Top news outlets have published numerous reports about the practice of requesting Facebook passwords so an interviewer can inspect personal profiles. Is this a wise practice? For California employers, the answer is generally “No.”

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Employers Must Prevent All Sexual Harassment, Including Acts of Customers

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently reached a $200,000 settlement related to a sexual harassment lawsuit the agency filed against a restaurant franchise in Florida.

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