Event Title

Status

Location

CSU 284A

Start Date

4-4-2011 11:00 AM

End Date

4-4-2011 12:30 PM

Student's Major

Accounting and Business Law

Student's College

Business

Mentor's Name

Penelope Herickhoff

Mentor's Department

Accounting and Business Law

Mentor's College

Business

Description

As Facebook and other social networking sites have become more commonplace, the possibility that future employers will view these sites for information for hiring decisions is very real. We have researched the various employment laws and have determined that although there are no specific laws prohibiting employers from searching networking sites that employers can find themselves on dangerous grounds for allegations of discrimination and disparate treatment of applicants in violation of employment laws.

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CSU 284A

As Facebook and other social networking sites have become more commonplace, the possibility that future employers will view these sites for information for hiring decisions is very real. We have researched the various employment laws and have determined that although there are no specific laws prohibiting employers from searching networking sites that employers can find themselves on dangerous grounds for allegations of discrimination and disparate treatment of applicants in violation of employment laws.

Recommended Citation

Sudbeck, Jeremy; Michael Steinkam; and Dillon Robinson. "Status." Undergraduate Research Symposium, Mankato, MN, April 4, 2011.
http://cornerstone.lib.mnsu.edu/urs/2011/oral-session-06/4