Social Media and the Laws Enforced by the EEOC

A summary of today’s Social Media Commission meeting at the EEOC can be found here: http://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/newsroom/release/3-12-14.cfm

Among the issues discussed: the use of social media for recruiting and risks of considering information about an applicant’s race, gender, age and ethnicity learned via social media during the hiring process; the role of social media in workplace harassment, and; the use of social media as a source of discovery in employment litigation.  Public comment on social media and how it impacts the laws the EEOC enforces may be submitted until March 27, 2014.

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