As a manager, I would want to know things about the person I am hiring that aren’t presented by a simple thirty-sixty minute interview. Anyone can pretend to be something they aren’t for an interview, but social media and things they post on the internet can bring out the things they hide in front of you. I do not think that it is unethical to do research on a person especially since most applicants may research about the business and what it’s like to work there. Managers can do the same about what it’s like working with a certain person. If someone has all of the characteristics managers look for in a person they want to hire, then the applicant should have no worries about what someone might find on the internet.
Yes, there are approaches such as the moral-rights approach that states that managers need to avoid interfering with the fundamental rights of others, such as the right to privacy, the right to free consent, or the right to freedom of speech. In my opinion, what the person posts is not considered “privacy.” You are posting something to the public, for people to see, in no way is that considered private. Having something private would be keeping it off from the internet. Now if a business researched your mail, medical records, or spied on you at your house then that would be evading one’s privacy. If you willingly post something on the internet and someone finds it, it shouldn’t be considered a violation of one’s privacy. When it comes to the right of free consent, I think just by hitting