JP Morgan Chase employee survey question on LGBT alliance ruffles legal community’s feathers

A whistleblower alerted a professor at Princeton as to the uncomfortable and possibly illegal nature of a question inquiring as to his association with the LGBT community

Whistleblowing has been used to out certain companies over the years for various labor and employment practices deemed illegal, but once in a while, a case breaches a particular line of misconduct that charts new territory. The recent case of an employee at JP Morgan Chase bank having outted the bank’s allegedly biased employee survey has raised some eyebrows as to the labor and employment practices of the company.

Breitbart News reported that the employee delivered information regarding a controversial question on an employee survey at the bank to Professor Robert George of Princeton, who published it on his law blog. Since then the issue has been a fraught one. The employee said that the question asked: “Are you … an ally of the LGBT community, but not personally identifying as LGBT?” 

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