There are many definitions of the word discrimination. Generally speaking, it means treating someone differently because of a certain characteristic. Some kinds of discrimination are both legal and fair; other types of discrimination may be unfair, but legal. Illegal discrimination occurs when a civil rights law has been violated. Employers are bound to these laws in the workplace. In many states, there are both federal and state laws in place that must be adhered to. Idaho enforces federal laws and two state statutes with regard to discrimination in the workplace.
Most employees are protected by at least some of these laws. If you work for an employer who has less than 5 employees you may have less protection than others.
Idaho (ID) job discrimination law in the workplace bans discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, sex, disability, national origin, age (over 40), Vietnam era veteran’s status, religion, citizenship, and retaliation for making or participating in a civil rights complaint. All phases of employment are covered from recruitment and interviewing to termination.
Some employers who receive certain federal funds may have extra civil rights obligations. They may be required to develop and maintain affirmative action plans. They may be expected to make extra efforts to put minorities, women, veterans and the disabled in jobs that may not have been open to them in the past. According to
Idaho (ID) job discrimination law in the workplace, employers shall not discriminate between or among employees in the same establishment on the basis of sex, by paying wages to any employee in any occupation at a rate less than the rate at which an employee of the opposite sex is paid for comparable work where there are comparable requirements such as skill effort and responsibility.
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