Meet Your New Job Candidate — and Her Life Story

We’ve heard people talk about the challenges of recruiting with social media — you may come across information that’s discriminatory, and shouldn’t be used to make a hiring decision, such as that a job candidate is pregnant or hoping to become pregnant.

But what happens when employers find information on Facebook or Twitter they may object to — such as that a candidate is a fan of Planned Parenthood or National Right to Life — information that depending on individual state laws, may not make for a discriminatory hiring decision? This information may not spark a lawsuit, but how much will personal lives enter into selection decisions?

Raghav Singh, Ryan Estis, and I discuss below.

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