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With this whole text-messaging explosion, a new epidemic called "textual harassment" has emerged. I recently read a couple of articles dealing with this new liability concern for employers: textual-sexual harassment. Of course this warning comes from the United States—according to a recent US Justice Department report to Congress, 23 percent of stalking or harassment is happening via text messages. The problem has become so large in the US that 46 states have anti-stalking laws that refer to electronic forms of communication. However... since US lawsuits that involve texting and harassing behaviours are increasing, Canadian employers should beware!
Here's a question about an issue that is becoming increasingly relevant:
By using social networking sites—such as Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn—to search for and recruit employees, are employers discriminating against groups that are less likely to use those services?
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