Poll: Should An Employer Have My Facebook Password?

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#1 May 27, 2012
Two words to answer the question of the title: "Hell no!"

If it's not public record then your employer has no right to it.

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#2 May 27, 2012
Having access to your Facebook could lead to discriminating against something the employee would keep quiet about such as their sexual orientation or religion or political party.

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#3 May 27, 2012
Where does an employer's rights end? Where do you draw the line? If it were too much of a hassle I'd just delete my Facebook account then there would be nothing for my employer to view. What privacy rights do we have and where do they start and end? Can the employer legally demand and fire me for not giving him access to my P.O. Box, email inbox, or inside my house?
Here Is One

Mexico

#4 May 27, 2012
equalityboy81 wrote:
Two words to answer the question of the title: "Hell no!"

If it's not public record then your employer has no right to it.
then you will not be hired by many.....

“ WOOF !”

Since: Oct 10

Coolidge, AZ

#5 May 28, 2012
I'm not on Facebook.

As far as should an employer have your password, I think it's a ridiculous question. Would you give an employer a key to your house or car ? The same thing applies.

ANY password should not be shared with ANYONE. Sharing a password or disclosing a password to anyone defeats the whole reason for having a password.
dumithmoragoda

United States

#6 Jan 23, 2013
plz chek my password

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