New age discrim row: Accenture, Facebook sued by sales boss for favoring ‘new blood’ (The Register)

The Register: New age discrim row: Accenture, Facebook sued by sales boss for favoring ‘new blood’ . “In January 2016, then-54-year-old Mark Stephens was recruited by Accenture to work as a sales development manager on a project with Facebook, subject to Facebook’s approval. He got the job – and then lost it due to age discrimination, or so he claims in a lawsuit filed against the two companies in Austin, Texas, on Monday.”

PR Newswire: Formal Social Media Evaluations are Latest Job Disqualifier (PRESS RELEASE)

PR Newswire: Formal Social Media Evaluations are Latest Job Disqualifier (PRESS RELEASE). “Drug testing, background or credit checks used to be factors that could disqualify an otherwise great candidate. Now companies are adding formal social media evaluations to the list, according to new data from the 2018 MRINetwork Reputation Management Study. Gone are the days of employers casually reviewing social media to assess prospective hires, and candidates are catching on.”

WVLT: Vermont law bans employers from reviewing social media accounts of workers

WVLT: Vermont law bans employers from reviewing social media accounts of workers. “A new law in Vermont that went into effect on New Year’s Day bans employers from asking for the social media passwords of workers. Employers will also not be able to review private accounts at all, WCAX reports. Champlain College Professor Elaine Young has been studying social media use for years. She says employers checking accounts isn’t unusual.”

TechCrunch: Google faces revised gender-pay lawsuit

TechCrunch: Google faces revised gender-pay lawsuit. “Google is facing a revised gender-pay class-action lawsuit that alleges Google underpaid women in comparison with their male counterparts and asked new hires about their prior salaries, The Guardian first reported. The revised lawsuit also adds a fourth complainant, Heidi Lamar, who was a teacher at Google’s Children Center in Palo Alto for four years.”

The Guardian: Google refuses legal request to share pay records in gender discrimination case

The Guardian: Google refuses legal request to share pay records in gender discrimination case. “Google is resisting a legal request to disclose salary records in a class-action gender discrimination lawsuit, marking the technology company’s latest efforts to prevent scrutiny of how much it pays its female employees. Google attorneys argued in court on Friday that a judge should block a suit brought by former employees alleging systematic pay disparities on behalf of all women at the company. The company is also arguing that it should not have to provide information on the salaries of men and women or disclose wage policy documents until a first ruling on the class-action status.”

Corporate Crime Reporter: New Database Documents State Worker Death Prosecutions

Corporate Crime Reporter: New Database Documents State Worker Death Prosecutions. “The database catalogues state criminal prosecutions against companies and individuals whose actions caused a worker’s death or serious injury. The database contains information on 75 incidents in 16 states that have led to criminal charges and provides additional related materials.”