Employment discrimination is often covered by both federal and state statutes.
Cities and counties also enact ordinances covering some aspects of employment discrimination.
The laws may cover different employers. For example, Title VII covers employers with at least 15 employees; the Washington Law Against Discrimination covers employers with at least 8 employees (excluding religious and nonprofit employers). The King County law covers employers in unincorporated King County with at least 8 employees (excluding religious and nonprofit employers and all governments but King County itself).
Law Against Discrimination, RCW 49.60. Protects against discrimination on the basis of " race, creed, color, national origin, sex, honorably discharged veteran or military status, sexual orientation, or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability." RCW 49.60.030(1).
|Federal Laws||Washington Law
|national origin||Title VII||✔||✔|
|pregnancy, childbirth, or related conditions||Title VII|
|honorably discharged veteran or military status||see this Dept of Labor page||✔||✔|
|gender identity||✔||✔ (incl. in definition of "sexual orientation")|