Re: Hiring Practices

Subject: Re: Hiring Practices
From: Stephen Victor <svictor -at- HOUSTON -dot- GEOQUEST -dot- SLB -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 1 Apr 1997 11:53:01 -0600

Wayne J. Douglass wrote:
> Flame before reading!
> At 12:03 PM 4/1/97 -0500, Pete Kloppenburg wrote:
> >
> >Well, that happens all the time, doesn't it. Under certain circumstances,
> >that's illegal, but there are all sorts of situations in which we all find that
> >acceptable. But I think that when you combine that tendency with the
> >ability to do broad searches over the Internet on people's backgrounds,
> >there is a tremendous danger, even to well-meaning folk.
> >
> I didn't know English majors were a protected class. I really *must* revisit
> those EEOC guidelines.

Wasn't Pete referring to the practice of searching the Internet for
information it's illegal to ask for in a job interview? I would imagine
the unspeakable fact of having a degree in English (imagine that, for a
writing position!) would appear in the resume, making an Internet search
unnecessary except for sheer prurience.

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Technical Writer, Software Training Fax: (713) 513-2019
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