Skip to comments.Lawmaker pushes to keep employers from asking for social media passwords
Posted on 10/11/2013 4:03:18 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
ORLANDO, Fla. As if it's not hard enough applying for jobs, some businesses are now asking potential hires to hand over their Facebook and Twitter passwords so they can look through them before they're hired.
But Sen. Jeff Clemens of Lake Worth wants to stop that, and Channel 9's Racquel Asa learned how the proposed bill could help job candidates.
Tammy McCary is back in the job market after losing her job eight months ago. She said she's all for a law that prevents a potential employer from asking her for her Facebook information.
"It's my personal life and it definitely needs to be separated from your work life," said McCary.
"If you don't take the time to really understand what you're putting out there and an employer sees that, they can form an opinion about that and it can be harmful for your job search efforts," said Jason Lietz of Workforce Central Florida....
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If they can ask for your facebook password they can ask for your yahoo or google password.
I don’t have any.
And if I did any prospective employer would get the same answer
Politely. “ Sorry but...
...I don’t have any. “
It takes a lot of nerve to ask for someone’s password. I’d walk.
That's how it should be. They have a right to ask, and you have a right to walk. This should not be a government concern.
Interview Questioner: We would like your password to search your facebook/twattle account(s)
A: This interview is over, Good bye.
“In the interests of sharing and openness, may I see your past 5 performance reviews, divorce proceedings paperwork, and IRS filing for the past 10 years?”
Or you could just have decoy accounts that have no incriminating data.
It should be a government concern. the Facebook “Terms of Service” (you would call it a Contract) specifies that you keep your password secure and do not reveal it. The potential employer is requiring you to breach a legal contract in which you are one of the parties. One of the government’s only legal duties is to enforce contracts.
Here in Washington we now have a law against employers asking for passwords. WA is now the eighth state to have this type of law on the books. Similar measures are being considered in 33 other states.
It takes a lot of nerve to ask for someones password. Id walk.
That’s how it should be. They have a right to ask, and you have a right to walk. This should not be a government concern.
The problem with this view is that hiring in corporate America is becoming controlled by leftists who will use your personal information to keep you out if you are politically incorrect. Unless this is stopped, conservatives will be relegated to menial jobs, as is happening now to white males. Koch and Amway can hire only a small number of unemployed, discriminated-against conservatives.
That has always been my answer when told that I would be joining a union, as part of the job.
My active FB and twitter accounts are not in my name. Friends and family thought I was crazy. Now they all wih they had made the same decision
Why would they need your password to see what you’ve posted on Facebook? Your screen name is all they would need and 90% of the Facebook users use their own name.
Prospective employer need only do a simple search.
Or here as well.
Almost makes sense until you think about it. Making it a condition of employment is wrong. Not much difference than asking for your home security system password so they can check the house out to see what kind of person your house decor says you are.