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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Tasha August 8, 2019 at 9:12 pm

But it’s perfectly legal for companies to say in their job ads that they will not provide sponsorship for applicants who require H1b support.

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grannybunny August 9, 2019 at 5:03 pm

What’s wrong with that?

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Marie August 19, 2019 at 4:49 pm

The problem with that is by definition weeds out candidate by nationality, which is illegal.

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Observer August 9, 2019 at 11:46 pm

Why is this an issue? Someone who wants an H1B visa is not legal to work in the US. The company would have to jump through some hoops to make them legal, and there is no legal or moral requirement for any company to do so. Furthermore, for a job like this, one could argue that there is an ethical argument AGAINST doing this, because it’s not in the least bit likely that it’s going to be hard to find someone who is already legal to fill the job.

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MariaRose August 8, 2019 at 11:37 pm

You could have another blog going just discussing this issue of blatant bias discrimination on job ads. Another issue not mentioned but also used by employers who use online applications with a computer program that only selects those who have a selected background regardless of the skills, as a means to keep salary costs down.

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Sue Dow Nim August 9, 2019 at 3:01 am

You had to pick the FIlipino maid one?

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