LinkedIn, Glassdoor, and Indeed Battle Illegal Job Postings Every Day. Here’s How

by Evil HR Lady on August 8, 2019

“We have Filipino maids!” announced one Instagram ad, aimed at wealthy expats in the Middle East who may want to hire a live-in housekeeper. This ad wasn’t aimed at job seekers (although it certainly would discourage non-Filipinos from applying for a job), but many job postings show just as much bias and prejudice for specific groups. 

It’s illegal, in the United States, to consider race and/or ethnicity when hiring, but that’s not the case in the entire world. Additionally, in the US, you cannot discriminate based on national origin–if you’re legal to work, you’re authorized to work, whether you’re a US citizen or a Green Card holder. A private business can’t say, “US citizens only!” But, in many countries. citizens legally get first dibs on jobs.

With global websites like the big networking and recruiting sites, LinkedIn, Glassdoor, and Indeed, come lots of rules and regulations that vary from country to country and lots of companies that sneak in illegal advertisements.

And people like to send them to me–which I love. (Please, feel free screenshots and links of illegal job postings to EvilHRLady@gmail.com). A friend sent me a LinkedIn post asking for “Caucasians preferred,” for instance. Cynet took that down and issued an apology.

To keep reading, click here: LinkedIn, Glassdoor, and Indeed Battle Illegal Job Postings Every Day. Here’s How

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