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Online monitoring: Checking up on staff and job candidates

Online monitoring: Checking up on staff and job candidates

Online monitoring: Checking up on staff and job candidates

'Looking up information on social media is starting to become a standard part of the background checks which employers run on prospective job candidates, or even on existing employees. This briefing, the last in a three-part series on social media, looks at whether such checks: can be used as a basis for rejecting a job candidate; infringe an employee's data protection rights or privacy; or permit an employer to dismiss an employee.'

 

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