Originally Posted by SCollins
Exscuse me, its hiring discrimination, I know, I have a copy of the federal law book right here in front of me.
I am a employer, I don't care what my employees do, when they leave work.
Its none of my business, now if they log in from work, its game on, and typically grounds to post something like
"I love big *** in my ***" on their facebook wall, cuase frankly, thats funny right there.
Then quote the section of that book that makes it discrimination?
I have done hiring and firing for almost 20 years. My SO has written multiple HR manuals for Silicon Valley start-ups and well established companies (Hitachi, SUN, Cadence, NetApp, etc.). Unless something changed in the last year or so, there are currently no regulations in place that prevents this sort of thing based on discrimination rules.
I do agree that what my employees do on their free time is none of my business unless it starts affecting their work. I have blocked Facebook and similar sites on our network due to some abuse by a handful of people. I would never try to friend an employee nor try to peruse their page. But that is just me. I have several friends at other companies in similar roles that do check FB pages of their employees. I don't agree with it, but it is not my call.