(a) No person, whether acting directly or through an agent or as the agent or employee of another, may, with intent to discriminate:
(1) ask a person seeking employment with that person or the employer represented by that person whether the person seeking employment is a member of the National Guard or a reserve component of the United States armed forces; or
(2) require the person seeking employment to make any oral or written statement concerning National Guard or reserve status as a condition precedent to employment.
(b) The adjutant general and the commissioner of veterans affairs shall use reasonable means to publicize this section. This section does not apply to public employers asking a question or requesting a statement for the purpose of determining whether a veterans preference applies.
(c) Section 645.241 does not apply to this section.