Federal law prohibits employment discrimination based on the following covered bases: race, color, creed, religion, sex (including pregnancy-related discrimination), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, and military or veteran status. Washington’s anti-discrimination laws protect the same characteristics as federal law and also extend protections based on veteran and marital status, sexual orientation, and political activities. Federal law (Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964) applies to employers with 15 or more employees. Washington’s Law Against Discrimination applies to employers with eight or more persons.

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This sample anti-discrimination policy is provided as a starting place to work from if your organization does not have a policy yet.

Sample Anti-Discrimination Policy

Two sample anti-discrimination policies

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