TELG Principal Speaks on Pitfalls of Social Media for Job Seekers

Posted on March 28, 2017

David L. Scher speaks about social media pitfalls for job seekers

  • If I’m applying for jobs, can an employer demand to see what I’ve shared with friends on Facebook?
  • Can a prospective employer decide not to interview me because I look old in my LinkedIn photo?
  • What if someone has posted something horrible (and untrue) about me on social media?

On March 13, 2017, David L. Scher, a principal of The Employment Law Group® law firm, offered his thoughts about all of these topics — and a lot more — to an audience at 40Plus of Greater Washington, a group that helps experienced professionals to navigate transitions in their careers.

In addition, Mr. Scher discussed common social-media mistakes made by employees after they’re hired — and even after they’ve been fired. In all cases, he analyzed the legal protections that might be available.

The 85-minute session was recorded and is available in two parts on YouTube: Part 1 and Part 2.