So, it’s technically illegal for an employer to discriminate in their hiring practices based on race, creed, ethnicity, religion, sexual preference, gender, age, etc.
Ever since the employers became savvy to social networking, there has been an ongoing debate about whether or not they can discriminate based on an applicant’s life outside of work. I’m not saying this is right, but I am wondering if there is some onus on the employee to practice what they preach?
For instance, should a cardiologist be allowed to smoke? Should an environmental planner be allowed to drive a hummer? Should a wellness coordinator be allowed to eat at McDonalds?
I know this is a slippery slope to start skiing down, but during these tough economic times, government needs the best of the best. Part of that (in my opinion) is having employees in the job who are passionate about what they do, at work and outside of work.
Please feel free to tell me if you think I’m crazy or too opinionated.