Apr 052011
 
 April 5, 2011  Posted by  Online, Workplace

David Canton writes:

It [sic] not unusual for employers to conduct Google searches on prospective employees or check their public social media feeds. But prospective employer’s requests for job applicants’ social media log-in IDs and passwords crosses the line.

Unfortunately, some people have felt no choice but to comply given the unequal bargaining power between the parties and their need to obtain or keep a job.

The British Columbia New Democratic Party has required candidates to reveal their social media IDs and passwords so the party can search for potentially embarrassing material. So far, all the candidates have apparently complied, except for one.

Read more on Canoe.

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