NY Law Firm to Screen Job Applicants for Participation in Anti-Israel Protests

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    NEW YORK – A prestigious law firm known for representing clients like Goldman Sachs, Google, and Tesla plans to screen job applicants for participation in anti-Israel protests, according to a report.

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    Sullivan & Cromwell has enlisted HireRight, a background check company, to investigate pro-Palestinian recent law school graduates seeking employment at the firm, as reported by The New York Times on Tuesday.

    Applicants to Sullivan & Cromwell may be disqualified if found to have participated in protests where demonstrators made statements deemed “triggering” to Jews, stated Joseph Shenker, a partner at the firm.

    The firm will review news footage, social media posts, and viral videos to determine if job candidates participated in such protests.

    “People are taking their outrage about what’s going on in Gaza and turning it into racist antisemitism,” Shenker told the Times.

    Shenker mentioned that the firm, which has over 900 lawyers across 13 offices worldwide, may reject a prospective employee even if they did not personally make controversial statements.

    He explained that participation in protests where antisemitic slogans are chanted indicates a “mob mentality” and that individuals would be held accountable for others’ remarks.

    Shenker also clarified that the firm will not question applicants about their personal beliefs and opinions.

    According to the Times, other law firms competing with Sullivan & Cromwell are considering adopting similar policies for their applicants.


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    Hate-to-disagree
    Hate-to-disagree
    8 days ago

    It’s not even a pro-israel thing. More about the culture of people and professionalism required.

    Chana
    Chana
    8 days ago

    Yay courageous and powerful. Time to ignore the canned backlash. Hoping others join in now

    Rufus the Roofer
    Rufus the Roofer
    8 days ago

    Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.