Published on August 8, 2011 by Donna Seale
Twitter has been a great source of information in the past couple of weeks on a wide range of workplace human rights issues. Here’s my list of recommended reading for the period ending August 6, 2011:
- Something to ponder: “Women Who Leave the Workplace: Opting Out or Overlooking Discrimination?” : http://t.co/RhE7Gia
- This article is not only connected to the issue of personal recording devices but can cause additional headaches when employees use their personal electronic devices to breach human rights law in the workplace: “Workplace use of personal electronic devices on the rise”: http://tgam.ca/Cjm1
- “Facebook becoming a hire/fire source for employers” http://ow.ly/1vmA3I. But, again, you have to be very careful. Send me an e-mail at donna (at) donnaseale (dot) ca to get my free e-book on Using Social Networking Sites in the Hiring Process: Smart Move or Human Rights Trap? to find out more.
- I’m certainly seeing this more and more, and it can apply to employee use of either personal or business-authorized smartphones/cellphones: ” ‘Sexting’ becoming a problem in the workplace” http://bit.ly/ne4aNk
- I fully agree with this author’s points! “Five egregious errors that endanger employment investigations”: http://t.co/appRk6a
- While this post is written about general human resources policies, the points raised apply to human rights-based policies as well: “Spotting Ineffective Policies” http://bit.ly/pXZ0Fr
- The key here is to remember what discrimination actually means under human rights law (hint: it’s not merely different treatment): ” Do you discriminate based on silly grounds? part 1″ http://bit.ly/qCceWl
Published on July 15, 2011 by Donna Seale
It’s been a while since I’ve done a Twitter Talk post and, mostly, it’s because I haven’t had much time to spend on the site. But, as I decided to catch up on case law reading this week I also meandered over to Twitter to see what topical human rights-related articles I could find. Here is what I found noteworthy:
- Social Checks on Potential Candidates – http://tinyurl.com/3c2tm46
- By the way, if you want to learn more about the potential human rights legal liabilities from conducting social networking searches on job candidates and haven’t already received my e-book “Social Networking Sites in the Hiring Process – Smart Move or Human Rights Trap?” send me an e-mail at donna (at) donnaseale (dot) ca and I’ll get you a copy (it’s free!).
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Leaving the law aside for a moment, out here in Manitoba we have finally been experiencing some fabulously sunny and warm weather. Although I do wish our flooding situation was over, sadly, it is not. Far too many people (including some I know personally) still cannot go back to their homes and likely won’t get back until next spring — yes, you read that right — next spring. Many folks are being left to consider relocating completely from their longtime communities. Right now, I feel very lucky to have a house on dry land and a place to come to every night that I can call ‘home’.
For those of you elsewhere in the country, I hope the weather is treating you well and that you also find yourselves with a ‘fortunate feeling.’
Here’s wishing everyone an enjoyable summer!
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