Saint Louis, MO asked in Employment Law and Constitutional Law for Missouri

Q: Is the NFL's new rule making all teams hire only non-white asst offensive coach a violation of the constitution?

Can you legally make me hire from one group and not from all others? If so, please explain to me how this is possible? I have 30 employees in a very diverse group, all nationalities, religions, gender, straight and not. But this new NFL rule has me concerned that in time it will be the government telling me what to do and who to hire. The NFL is responding to politicians, so it's on their agenda.

1 Lawyer Answer
Robert Grant Pennell
Robert Grant Pennell
  • Manchester, MO
  • Licensed in Missouri

A: The US Constitution places limits on government action, not on the conduct of private parties or organizations, such as the NFL. This is a common misconception among laypersons.

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