Originally posted by soficrow
reply to post by nixie_nox
Then you have a moral decision to make. Do you want to work for a company that violates the first amendment?
...I don't want to live in a country that violates the First Amendment - but I do.
There are few to NO jobs available. The real questions are:
1. What are the options?
2. How do we create more and better alternatives?
post by nixie_nox
These things happen all the time. Sometimes the agencies and companies are caught, sometimes they are not.
What is really hard is to get people to call them on it when they are.
And a lot of people don't know their own rights.
But agencies do come under fire for civil rights violations.
And I have had to face these deciions myself, and they are difficult.
The point is, demanding a password is illegal, but extorting "friend" status isn't - especially if it happens during an interview. …People are
complying because they really have no other options.
Maybe a legal case can be made to define the practice as extortion - but as you say, these decisions are "difficult" - and few people are in a
position to pursue legal action (unemployment, looming bankruptcies and foreclosures, etc.).
So we're back to my questions:
1. What are the options? [Rhetorical - there aren't many, if any.]
2. How do we create more and better alternatives? [Dead serious.]
With respect and thanks,
edit on 6/3/12 by soficrow because: format
1. If a company or agency is doing illegal practises, you can report them to the EEOC, DOL, ACLU, or DOJ.
Sometimes it might be enough to warrant an investigation. And they will do this somewhat anonymously.
My situation was a tough one. I was not hired by a company because I was a woman, though I was in this field and more then enough experience for the
job. (how i found out is a long story)
I had my suspicions when the owner of the company kept asking me if I had trouble working with mostly men.
Problem is, that the field was small at the time. I could of easily pursued it legally. But that could also put me on the black list.
I ended up not pursuing it.
BUT, what I did do is inform all the other professionals in the field, some who were my professors, of what the company was doing, so they could steer
any potentials away from that company. So I ended up handling it on my own.
IN the article, a lawyer is already involved so it seems that legal action is being taken.
And its seems that the state is even taking issue with this and drawing up legislation.
So enough complaints can solve it on its own.
I am a resident of Maryland, so this story upsets me.
This story surprises me. The state has strict legislation that any media cannot be used as evidence in court.
So if your in the middle of a divorce and go on to fb and say that you are prostituting yourself for money that you need, it still can't be
And I think the state is pretty progressive like that, so I am confident that the legislation will be passed.
Now for other states, I can't speak for them.
Interesting discussion on this thread btw.
edit on 6-3-2012 by nixie_nox because: (no reason given)