RCW Chapter 49.60 is a State law that protects all people in Washington from unfair and discriminatory practices in employment, real estate transactions, public accommodations, credit, insurance, as well as health care whistleblower, and state employee whistleblower complaints. If you want to know your federally guaranteed employmant rights, please visit the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Under the law, if it is because of a person’s race, creed, color, national origin, sex, marital status, age (40+), disability, retaliation, sexual orientation/gender identity, honorably discharged veteran or military status, or use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability:
The law prohibits unfair employment practices because of a person’s:
The law prohibits taking retaliatory, adverse action against:
The rules of the Commission are found in the Washington Administrative Code (WAC) at Chapter 162. Some commonly requested titles within WAC Chapter 162 include:
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