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Careers > Employment Policies

Background & Reference Checking

Since every person who works at COSI comes into contact with the public, all positions are subject to criminal background checks. Any offers for employment are preceded by a criminal reference check or made contingent upon acceptable results of this check. Verification of the past 7 years of employment and education claims listed may be conducted as well as contacting all references listed.

Equal Employment Opportunity

At COSI, we celebrate the diversity of our Team Members and our Leadership. COSI is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Harassment Free Workplace

It is the policy of COSI to provide an atmosphere without discrimination or harassment in employment and in its operating procedures.

Violence Free

Your safety is important to COSI! No forms or threats of violence are tolerated. Weapons are prohibited unless carried by law enforcement officers.

To view our complete policies for Equal Employment Opportunity, Harassment Free and Violence Free Workplace, click here.

Smoke Free

A Clean Air/Smoking Restriction Policy has been adopted to protect the health of Team Members, avoid conflicts between smoking and nonsmoking Team Members, and to maintain compliance with The City of Columbus Smokefree Indoor Act of 2004.

View Policy, click here.

Drug Free

It is the policy of COSI to prohibit, in all COSI premises and in the use of all COSI vehicles and equipment, the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession, or use of a controlled substance.

View Policy, click here.

Substance Abuse Testing

In order to ensure the safety of the public and fellow Team members, COSI may require testing of applicants, and employment may be conditional upon passing a drug test.

Employment Posters

Applicants for positions with COSI may review the following notices. These notices are provided by federal and state labor agencies to ensure applicants and Team Members are informed of employment rights under the law.

Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)
Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA)