Things brought up in these 2 threads have me wondering what the reach of an employer is, legally speaking, and what people’s perceptions are about employer’s intrusion into the off-hours lives of employees.
People are fired and hired (or not hired) based on pictures they post on myspace, (facebook, etc.), because of their credit history, medical history, and for many other reasons that may not seem germane to the scope of employment.
Are there any areas of a person’s life that are legally off-limits to an employer, or can an employer dig as much as they want into a person’s life?
In your opinion, is there anything that an employer should not be able to investigate concerning an employee or prospective employee? Why or why not?