GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) A local labor attorney is weighing in on a growing national debate over Facebook passwords. Employers asking for potential employee's social media passwords during a job interview has sparked controversy... and outrage. Many believe that information should be private.
Attorney Bruce Deadman tells Local 5 it's not against the law to ask for a password, but what the potential employer finds out about you could put them on the defensive if you don't get the job.
"You may find yourself as an employer in the position of having to prove that's not the reason you didn't hire them," says Deadman. That's because a lot of information we put on Facebook, like age or marital status, are questions that are off-limits during a job interview.
Deadman suggests everyone consider whatever they put on Facebook, or Twitter, to be public, even if you keep your profiles private.