January 6

Virginia Fellow Lisa Bertini quoted in The New York Times

The human resources department at my company (a nonprofit with about 100 employees) is extremely concerned with avoiding hiring factors that might get us into trouble legally. So obviously they don’t ask candidates about age, marital status and so forth. But they also do not look at a potential employee’s social media.

After an offer was made to a candidate for a management position, I was alerted to comments she made on social media that are offensive not only to me, but probably to many of our potential clients. Is there really a good reason to avoid checking social media during the hiring process? ANONYMOUS

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March 18

“Don’t Label Me. I’m More Than Just a Name.”

On Wednesday, March 8th, Lisa A. Bertini participated as one of four guest speakers at “Don’t Label Me. I’m More Than Just a Name.” This event was produced and hosted by Nina Harvey –Bolden, a senior in the Legal Studies Academy at First Colonial High School, to create awareness about the unfortunate realities of name-based discrimination.
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