What Is Discrimination?

Discrimination means treating a person unfairly because of a protected class like:

  • Age
  • Ancestry
  • Breastfeeding in a public place
  • Color
  • Creed
  • Disability
  • Gender identity
  • Marital status
  • National Origin
  • Parental status *
  • Political ideology
  • Race
  • Religion
  • Sex
  • Sexual orientation
  • Use of a Section 8 certificate
  • Use of a service animal
  • Military status or Veteran 

If you have questions about how to comply with discrimination laws, contact the Seattle Office for Civil Rights for technical assistance.