Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Valarie S. Zeeck, Gordon Thomas Honeywell LLP
- The Washington Law Against Discrimination (WLAD) is broader and more favorable to employees than federal antidiscrimination laws and prohibits discrimination against a number of protected classes. See Washington Law Against Discrimination.
- Washington has a broad equal pay law, which includes wage disclosure and salary history restrictions. See Equal Pay.
- Washington extends specific employment protections to individuals who are breastfeeding or lactating. See Lactation/Breastfeeding Protections and Accommodations.
- Washington provides employment discrimination protections for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking. See Domestic Violence Victims.
- Localities including Seattle and Spokane have requirements pertaining to discrimination. See Local Requirements.