In today’s digital age, social media has evolved to become an important, and sometime necessary, part of everyday life. With the boom of social media, personal information has become increasingly available and accessible. Correspondingly, some employers have begun to use social media to screen candidates during the hiring process and learn information about them beyond what is provided in their resume and cover letter. However, while candidates’ information may be just a few keystrokes away for many employers, there are many risks associated with employers’ use of social media.
Joining the Pro Bono Radio team in the studio to discuss the impact of social media at the workplace is Mr. Mark Ellis. Mark is currently the owner and lead lawyer at Ellis Advocacy. Mark is also an instructor at Queen’s University of Law, where he teaches topics including employment law and fiduciary obligation. Previously, Mark was a partner at Baker McKenzie LLP Canada for almost 20 years.
Tony Yin – Producer, Host and Editor
Pro Bono Radio is part of the Queen’s chapter of Pro Bono Students Canada. The Pro Bono Radio team are not lawyers, and this is not legal advice.
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