Although new laws in California prohibit employers from requiring employees and prospective employees to give employers access to their private social media sites, there are still many other laws in California that allow employers to snoop on their employees without violating employees' privacy rights in the workplace.
State and federal labor and employment laws are complex, and these laws are continually changing. As a result, employees may not always have a good understanding of their rights in the workplace, which may allow some employers in Southern California to get away with violating the rights of employees.
When you applied for jobs in the past, you might have expected Los Angeles employers to ask about your work experience and how you handled challenging situations in life. When asked these types of questions during interviews, job applicants have the opportunity to give professional examples of how they have used their skills and experiences to accomplish challenging tasks in the workplace, at school or in other settings. Job applicants are in complete control over the type of information they share with prospective employers, and they have every right to keep their personal lives private.