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Chapter 49.60 RCW


Purpose of chapter.
Construction of chapterElection of other remedies.
Freedom from discriminationDeclaration of civil rights.
Commission created.
Board name changed to Washington State Human Rights Commission.
Membership of commission.
Compensation and reimbursement for travel expenses of commission members.
Official seal.
Offices of commission.
Reports of commission.
Commission to formulate policies.
Certain powers and duties of commission.
May create advisory agencies and conciliation councils.
Commission may hold hearings and subpoena witnesses.
Witnesses compelled to testify.
Refusals may be punished as contempt of court.
Witness feesDeposition fees.
Unfair practices with respect to HIV or hepatitis C infection.
Evaluation of claim of discriminationActual or perceived HIV or hepatitis C infection.
Unfair practices of financial institutions.
Unfair practices with respect to credit transactions.
Unfair practices with respect to insurance transactions.
Unfair practices of employers.
Unfair practices of labor unions.
Unfair practices of employment agencies.
Age discriminationLimitation.
Unfair practicesDiscrimination against person opposing unfair practiceRetaliation against whistleblower.
Unfair practices of places of public resort, accommodation, assemblage, amusementTrained dog guides and service animals.
Use of dog guide or service animalUnfair practiceDefinitions.
Unfair practice to aid violation.
Unfair practices with respect to real estate transactions, facilities, or services.
Unfair practice to induce sale or rental of real property by representations regarding entry into neighborhood of persons of particular race, disability, etc.
Unfair practice to coerce, intimidate, threaten, or interfere regarding secured real estate transaction rights.
Real property contract provisions restricting conveyance, encumbrance, occupancy, or use to persons of particular race, disability, etc., voidUnfair practice.
Relief for unfair practice in real estate transactionDamagesPenalty.
Cooperative agreements between units of government for processing complaints.
Declaratory judgment action to strike discriminatory provision of real property contract.
Complaint may be filed with commission.
Complaint investigatedProcedureConference, conciliationAgreement, findingsRules.
Complaint investigatedAction taken against whistleblowerWritten findings of factRequired notice.
Hearing of complaint by administrative law judgeLimitation of reliefPenaltiesOrderArbitration.
Enforcement of orders of administrative law judgeAppellate review of court order.
Appeal from orders of administrative law judge.
Court shall expeditiously hear and determine.
Misdemeanor to interfere with or resist commission.
Governor may act on orders against state or political subdivisions.
First-class cities of over one hundred twenty-five thousand populationAdministrative remedies authorizedSuperior court jurisdiction.
Election for civil action in lieu of hearingRelief.
Temporary or preliminary reliefSuperior court jurisdictionPetition of commission.
Refueling services for disabled driversViolationInvestigationIntentional display of plate or placard invalid or not legally issued prohibitedFineNotice to disabled persons.
Liability for killing or injuring dog guide or service animalPenalty in addition to other remedies or penaltiesRecovery of attorneys' fees and costsNo duty to investigate.
License waiver for dog guide and service animals.
Rule-making authorityDeadline1997 c 271.
Discrimination, preferential treatment prohibited.
Short title1999 c 3.
Community athletics programsSex discrimination prohibitedDefinitions.
Community athletics programsNondiscrimination policy required.
Annual report on programs to reduce racial disproportionality: RCW 13.06.050.
Application formsLicensesMention of race or religion prohibitedPenalty: RCW 43.01.100.
Denial of civil rights: RCW 9.91.010.
Dog guide or service animal, interfering with: RCW 9.91.170.
Gender equality in higher education: Chapter 28B.110 RCW.
Individuals with disabilities, discrimination in public employment prohibited: RCW 70.84.080.
Interschool athletic and other extracurricular activities for students, discrimination prohibited: RCW 28A.600.200.
Malicious harassment because of a person's race, color, religion, ancestry, or national originCriminal penaltyCivil cause of action: RCW 9A.36.080.
Militia, organized, discrimination prohibited: RCW 38.40.110.
Sexual equality: State Constitution Art. 31 §§ 1, 2 (Amendment 61).
Sexual equality mandated for public schools: Chapter 28A.640 RCW.
Unfit buildings, discrimination prohibited: RCW 35.80.040.