EEO - Discrimination: Alaska

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Author: Thomas M. Daniel, Perkins Coie LLP

Summary

  • The Alaska Human Rights Act prohibits discrimination against any employee or job applicant on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, physical or mental disability, and marital status, changes in marital status, pregnancy, or parenthood. See Discrimination Under the Alaska Human Rights Act.
  • Employers are covered if they have one or more employees. Private, non-profit organizations and companies are not covered by the AHRA. See Coverage.
  • Employees who believe they have been discriminated against can file a complaint with the Alaska State Commission for Human Rights or they can file suit directly in court. See Remedies.
  • Remedies under the AHRA can include reimbursement of expenses, reinstatement, back pay, emotional distress and punitive damages and equitable relief. See Remedies.