NFL to Investigate Whether Its Teams Violated Employment Law at the Combine

February 28, 2013

The NFL has announced that it will investigate whether teams violated Federal and State Employment law when some teams asked prospects at the Combine whether they “liked girls” and whether they are married.  Apparently, teams are attempting to ascertain the sexual orientation of players before deciding whether to draft them.  Federal and State law prohibits employers from making employment decisions based on sex.  Some courts have held that “based on sex” also includes sexual orientation making the teams’ inquires illegal.  If you believe your employer has made inproper inquiries, please contact us.

This post was written by Darren McClain