(1) Except as provided in subsection (2) of this section, it is an unlawful employment practice for an employer solely because another member of an individual’s family works or has worked for that employer to:
(a) Refuse to hire or employ an individual;
(b) Bar or discharge from employment an individual; or
(c) Discriminate against an individual in compensation or in terms, conditions or privileges of employment.
(2) An employer is not required to hire or employ and is not prohibited from barring or discharging an individual if such action:
(a) Would constitute a violation of any law of this state or of the United States, or any rule promulgated pursuant thereto, with which the employer is required to comply;
(b) Would constitute a violation of the conditions of eligibility for receipt by the employer of financial assistance from the government of this state or the United States;
(c) Would place the individual in a position of exercising supervisory, appointment or grievance adjustment authority over a member of the individual’s family or in a position of being subject to such authority which a member of the individual’s family exercises; or
(d) Would cause the employer to disregard a bona fide occupational requirement reasonably necessary to the normal operation of the employer’s business.
(3) As used in this section, “member of an individual’s family” means the wife, husband, son, daughter, mother, father, brother, brother-in-law, sister, sister-in-law, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, mother-in-law, father-in-law, aunt, uncle, niece, nephew, stepparent or stepchild of the individual. [Formerly 659.340]Section: Previous 659A.275 659A.277 659A.280 659A.285 659A.300 659A.303 659A.306 659A.309 659A.312 659A.315 659A.318 659A.321 659A.400 659A.403 659A.406 Next
Last modified: August 7, 2008