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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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