This is already illegal, covered under existing anti-discrimination laws
We need new legislation to make this illegal
It's poor judgment on the part of the employers, but doesn't need to be illegal
It should be legal, so that employers can conduct a thorough background check
I have my FB account set to private and set to not be found in search engines. It's for family and close friends only and is no one else's business. Honestly, if prospective employers found a way around that, I would just deactivate the account. At that point it wouldn't be worth it anymore.
This Facebook thing is exactly what happens when the job market is so heavily in favor of the employer: tests like this get run up the pole to see what happens . . . I've never seen such an employer's market as this. The trouble with this type of nonunion scared and desperate unemployed citizenry, is that once they have been run down enough, they will take what they get. It's like saying, "you should be so happy that you have free speech that you should shut up about it".
When poeple get pushed up to the wall hard enough; like in the 1930s, then things will begin to turn, including the economy; but not until then.
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I agree with what helix said. If it's not already illegal, it should be. Especially firing someone already employed by the company because they won't turn over their passwords.
If you build a man a fire, he'll be warm for a day.
If you set a man on fire, he'll be warm for the rest of his life.
And if you not Christian then they can not let you work for them if you carry the logic I've heard lately. That is, if you do things that are sins and their paying you enables your doing un-Christian things they should have the right not to participate by paying you for working for them.
I think employers have a right to know who you are. They should be able to require drug tests, background checks, and letters of reference along with a resume (the typical stuff).
However, giving someone your Facebook violates the privacy of other people (not just the person being considered for a job). The employer could access all private conversations that other people have had with you. I don't support requiring Facebook passwords for this reason.
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