Fire Law: Cybervetting: Should You Or Shouldn't You?

My wife has always accused me of making up words – but the term “cybervetting” is not one that I can take responsibility for. Cybervetting is the process of researching someone’s “Internet reputation.” It is being used increasingly by...


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The use of cybervetting firms has two downsides. First, the services provided by these firms is expensive. Second, it would appear that even though they address some of the legal concerns raised, cybervetting firms will likely not survive the legislative prohibitions against cybervetting. Thus, it may be a short-term fix for something that in a short time will no longer be permitted.

A final note for applicants or employees who believe they have been unlawfully discriminated against on account of cybervetting: Contact an attorney who handles employment discrimination cases. n