Bloomberg Law Daily Labor Report’s “Weekend Read” newsletter featured “INSIGHT: Online Ads Targeting Job Applicants Under Scrutiny from EEOC, Plaintiff’s Bar,” an article co-authored by Nathaniel M. Glasser and Adam S. Forman, Members of the Firm, and Matthew Savage Aibel, Associate.

Following is an excerpt:

Every week, Bloomberg Law features articles written by and for legal practitioners, offering an insider’s view into the most important issues across every practice area: Bloomberg Law Insights.

This week we explored, among other important issues:

  • Ways businesses can mitigate risk when posting jobs online …

Reducing Risks in Online Recruiting

Online advertising and hiring is a standard way many companies attract candidates, and the ramifications of private lawsuits alleging discrimination and the EEOC’s position on the topic should be taken seriously by employers, write Epstein Becker & Green attorneys. They offer tips to mitigate against risk when posting jobs online.

  • Potential Pitfalls: Evaluate which online platforms your company advertises jobs on, and ensure those ads are not being targeted based on protected factors such as age, race, or gender.
  • Reduce Risks: Evaluate each publication and website used to post job advertisements to ensure there is something about the platform that is job-related.
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