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Lawful Inquiries: Relatives, Organizations, Credit Rating, References

Reference Number: MTAS-1561
Tennessee Code Annotated
Reviewed Date: November 07, 2017
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Employers may make the following type of inquiries:

Relatives

  • Names of applicant’s relatives employed by this company.
  • Names and addresses of parents or guardians of minor applicants.

Notice in Case of Emergency

  • Names of persons to be notified in case of accident or emergency.

Organizations

  • Inquiry into the organizations of which an applicant is a member providing the name or character of the organization does not reveal the race, religion, color, or ancestry of the member (must relate to the applicants professional qualifications).
  • “What offices are held, if any?”

Credit Rating

  • None

References

  • “By whom were you referred for a position here?”
  • Names of people willing to provide professional or character references of applicant.

Miscellaneous

  • Notice to applicants that any mis-statements or omissions of material facts in the application may be cause for dismissal.
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