Over the weekend, I read this story by Laura Hibbard at the Huffington Post about a phony
job flyer handed out by two men in red blazers posing as Chick-Fil-A employees
[link to video] on the campus of New York University. The phony flyer states:
Remember Chick-Fil-A is a Christian company. We strive to have our
values reflected in our employees. Please be prepared to discuss your religion,
family history, personal relationships etc. upon interviewing. Chick-Fil-A
reserves the right to question, in detail, your sexual relationship history.
The Bible and Chick-Fil-A, define a traditional relationship as consisting of a
man and woman. Anyone living a life of sin need not apply. The Chick-Fil-A
Foundation. God, Family, Tradition.
The flyer and video have since gone viral. However,
Chick-Fil-A, which has a stated corporate purpose to "glorify God by being a
faithful steward of all that is entrusted to us," responded by posting on the wall of its Facebook Fan page (incidentally,
4,960,921 people "like" Chick-fil-A) that the flyer and video were
BS. Given the company's religious leanings, the comments beneath Chick-Fil-A's
status update are rather polarizing.
But since this an employment-law blog, there is an
employment-law point to be made. Just because you technically can ask certain questions during a
job interview, doesn't mean you should. Indeed, you may want to consider
steering clear of these other 29.
This article was originally published on Eric B. Meyer's blog, The Employer
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