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John K. Murphy's Blog – July 2015 Archive (2)

Social Media use in background checks

Scenario: I am a firefighter candidate. During the oral interview, one of the panel members asked me for my user name and password for my social media sites. Can the employer as for that information and for what purpose?

Discussion: With the liberal use of social media sites by millions of users, are social media sites fair game for your employer to search your social media sites for insight into your activities to determine…


Added by John K. Murphy on July 30, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Hiring disabled veterans under the ADA

Scenario – We are actively recruiting firefighters and providing a veterans credit for returning veterans. One of the applicants was injured by an IED amputating his leg below the knee. He is wearing a prosthetic and appears to get around OK. Do we have to hire this veteran?

Discussion – It is an admirable position your department has taken by creating an opportunity for returning…


Added by John K. Murphy on July 7, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

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