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Employment and the Washington State Law Against Discrimination

What are the WSHRC’s jurisdictional criteria?

What are prohibited employment practices?

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:

Who is protected from employment discrimination?

The law prohibits unfair employment practices because of a person’s:

How are complaints filed?

When an employer receives notice of a complaint what is its responsibility?

How is the investigation conducted?

Who has the burden of proof?

When an investigation is complete what happens?

It is against the law to retaliate?

The law prohibits taking retaliatory, adverse action against:

Does the WSHRC respond to inquiries?

Does the WSHRC provide education and training programs?

What is the cost for training?