Is it legal for companies to lie on their job postings?

I applied for a job one time. The posting said it was an engineering job working in the lab. When I got the interview, the guy said it was a customer service job where I would be stuck on the phone all day. I totally ran away from it. Another job I quit from was basically an IT Help Desk job. Now they are posting the job where you do system administration tasks and once in a while, you would support internal customer/employees...when actually, the job is to only support internal employees by being on the phones all day with rarely any System Administration tasks. Can they lie like that?

Asked By: JDoramaKing - 9/15/2010
Best Answer - Chosen by Asker
Employers can legally change the scope and responsibilities of a position at any time - before hiring and even after.
Answered By: Piggiepants - 9/15/2010
Additional Answers (1)
On some days, System Administration is exactly that. It's like how an entry level stockbroker would get a list of names and phone numbers to cold call till the cows come home. An entry level job is always going to be crap. You want a better job, focus on your network of people who have done business with you and... More
Answered By: John W - 9/15/2010
Sponsored results
$45/hour Part-Time Job Openings. Requirements: Must Have Computer.
Over 483 Local Jobs Now Hiring In Your Area. $18-$87/Hr - Apply Today!
Click. Search. Apply. Free!
Jobs hiring near your local area. Part-time, Full-time, Work at home.

Other Career Questions

What is your current job? Why did you choose this job? What do you enjoy about your job? What do you dislike about your job? What would be your perfect job? Would you rather have this j...
3 answers - Asked By: drop pants not bombs!.♥ - 3/2/2010
Where are the jobs? Is productivity and globalization creating a permanent “recession” of jobs? My main issue is I am doing a paper for school and have no idea where to begin. I was hoping suggestions...
4 answers - Asked By: bayebd24【ツ】 - 11/21/2007
Hi ok im 19 and about to start college to do an acess course into a university. Ive been browsing through all the courses and im tottaly stuck! I thought politics but im scared ill end up with some r...
1 answers - Asked By: roseparkerly - 1/26/2009

Content is not owned or controlled by Monster. Any content concerns should be addressed with Yahoo!
Yahoo! Does not evaluate or guarantee the accuracy of any Yahoo! Answers content. Yahoo! Disclaimer.

Popular Articles

Best-Paying Work-from-Home Jobs Article Rating
It’s easier than ever to work from home. Of course, not every job is a mobile job, and some companies aren’t interested in having their employees work from home.
2013 Marketing Jobs Outlook Article Rating
The US may be facing another year of anemic hiring overall, but that won't be the case in the high-orbit world of multichannel, digital media marketing.
For Employers: Post Jobs | Search Resumes | Advertise
About Monster | Work for Monster | Advertise with Us | AdChoices | Partner with Us | Investor Relations | Social Media
Terms of Use | Privacy Center | Accessibility Center | Help | Security | Contact Us | Sitemap | Mobile
©2014 Monster - All Rights Reserved U.S. Patents No. 5,832,497; 7,599,930 B1; 7,827,125 and 7,836,060 MWW - Looking for Monster Cable? - V: 2014.1.40.24-315