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#1 tarheelpride

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 09:55 AM

Some employers are asking for Facebook login information

#2 Floppin

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 09:58 AM

I something about this a few months back. I'm sure that eventually this will be brought to court.

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 10:07 AM

Edit: wrong thread.

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 10:10 AM

Well... legal or not... if you refuse, they can probably find some other reason to not hire u

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 10:12 AM

Delete facebook account. No more facebook problems.

#6 MadHatter

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 02:20 PM

Don't believe that this would hold up in court.

If the accountis public....they can look at whatever they want.

Requiring access to a private Facebook Profile is no different that requiring someone to turn over a copy of their diary. They have no right to this information.

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 05:58 PM

If you turn over the information then that is your choice. If you don't turn over the information, you're just not getting a job.

No one is being discriminated against.



I don't agree with it though.

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 08:43 PM

Time to deactivate the account when job hunting eh?

#9 DC Amp

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 04:06 AM

They could have my login, password and the whole rest of that junk. It ain't nothing but a braggers site (mostly lies) and posting cute little cuddly sayings and pics.

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 07:08 AM

Yes, its legal to ask. No, its not legal to make it a requirement. I doubt many companies will ask for it though. A few obviously, but I can't imagine what is going thru their heads when they decide to ask for it.

Of course, they have every right to look at the information you have displayed on your facebook account and make hiring decisions accordingly.

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 07:35 AM

I’m not so sure about it being illegal to make it a requirement DD. As long as a job requirement (that isn’t considered a core skill to the position) doesn’t implicitly exclude a protected class then I believe you can give a job any silly requirement you like.

HR departments are the most litigation sensitive parts of most companies. I would think that if it was illegal to require it they would be on top of it

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 11:08 PM

They could have my login, password and the whole rest of that junk. It ain't nothing but a braggers site (mostly lies) and posting cute little cuddly sayings and pics.


And duck faces.

Where else are we going to post those pictures?

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 05:11 AM

And duck faces.

Where else are we going to post those pictures?


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