Chapter 49.60 RCW



HTMLPDF 49.60.010Purpose of chapter.
HTMLPDF 49.60.020Construction of chapterElection of other remedies.
HTMLPDF 49.60.030Freedom from discriminationDeclaration of civil rights.
HTMLPDF 49.60.040Definitions.
HTMLPDF 49.60.050Commission created.
HTMLPDF 49.60.051Board name changed to Washington State Human Rights Commission.
HTMLPDF 49.60.060Membership of commission.
HTMLPDF 49.60.070Compensation and reimbursement for travel expenses of commission members.
HTMLPDF 49.60.080Official seal.
HTMLPDF 49.60.090Offices of commission.
HTMLPDF 49.60.100Reports of commission.
HTMLPDF 49.60.110Commission to formulate policies.
HTMLPDF 49.60.120Certain powers and duties of commission.
HTMLPDF 49.60.130May create advisory agencies and conciliation councils.
HTMLPDF 49.60.140Commission may hold hearings and subpoena witnesses.
HTMLPDF 49.60.150Witnesses compelled to testify.
HTMLPDF 49.60.160Refusals may be punished as contempt of court.
HTMLPDF 49.60.170Witness feesDeposition fees.
HTMLPDF 49.60.172Unfair practices with respect to HIV or hepatitis C infection.
HTMLPDF 49.60.174Evaluation of claim of discriminationActual or perceived HIV or hepatitis C infection.
HTMLPDF 49.60.175Unfair practices of financial institutions.
HTMLPDF 49.60.176Unfair practices with respect to credit transactions.
HTMLPDF 49.60.178Unfair practices with respect to insurance transactions.
HTMLPDF 49.60.180Unfair practices of employers.
HTMLPDF 49.60.190Unfair practices of labor unions.
HTMLPDF 49.60.200Unfair practices of employment agencies.
HTMLPDF 49.60.205Age discriminationLimitation.
HTMLPDF 49.60.208Unfair practiceReligious affiliation disclosure.
HTMLPDF 49.60.210Unfair practicesDiscrimination against person opposing unfair practiceRetaliation against whistleblower.
HTMLPDF 49.60.214Misrepresentation of an animal as a service animalCivil infractionInvestigation and enforcement.
HTMLPDF 49.60.215Unfair practices of places of public resort, accommodation, assemblage, amusementTrained dog guides and service animalsMiniature horsesDamage caused by service animal traineeControl of service animal trainee.
HTMLPDF 49.60.220Unfair practice to aid violation.
HTMLPDF 49.60.222Unfair practices with respect to real estate transactions, facilities, or services.
HTMLPDF 49.60.223Unfair practice to induce sale or rental of real property by representations regarding entry into neighborhood of persons of particular race, disability, etc.
HTMLPDF 49.60.2235Unfair practice to coerce, intimidate, threaten, or interfere regarding secured real estate transaction rights.
HTMLPDF 49.60.224Real property contract provisions restricting conveyance, encumbrance, occupancy, or use to persons of particular race, disability, etc., voidUnfair practice.
HTMLPDF 49.60.225Relief for unfair practice in real estate transactionDamagesPenalty.
HTMLPDF 49.60.226Cooperative agreements between units of government for processing complaints.
HTMLPDF 49.60.227Declaratory judgment action to strike discriminatory provision of real property contractRestrictive covenant modification document as alternative.
HTMLPDF 49.60.230Complaint may be filed with commission.
HTMLPDF 49.60.240Complaint investigatedProcedureConference, conciliationAgreement, findingsRules.
HTMLPDF 49.60.243Complaint investigatedAction taken against whistleblowerWritten findings of factRequired notice.
HTMLPDF 49.60.250Hearing of complaint by administrative law judgeLimitation of reliefPenaltiesOrderArbitration.
HTMLPDF 49.60.260Enforcement of orders of administrative law judgeAppellate review of court order.
HTMLPDF 49.60.270Appeal from orders of administrative law judge.
HTMLPDF 49.60.280Court shall expeditiously hear and determine.
HTMLPDF 49.60.310Misdemeanor to interfere with or resist commission.
HTMLPDF 49.60.320Governor may act on orders against state or political subdivisions.
HTMLPDF 49.60.330First-class cities of over one hundred twenty-five thousand populationAdministrative remedies authorizedSuperior court jurisdiction.
HTMLPDF 49.60.340Election for civil action in lieu of hearingRelief.
HTMLPDF 49.60.350Temporary or preliminary reliefSuperior court jurisdictionPetition of commission.
HTMLPDF 49.60.360Refueling services for disabled driversViolationInvestigationIntentional display of plate or placard invalid or not legally issued prohibitedFineNotice to disabled persons.
HTMLPDF 49.60.370Liability for killing or injuring dog guide or service animalPenalty in addition to other remedies or penaltiesRecovery of attorneys' fees and costsNo duty to investigate.
HTMLPDF 49.60.380License waiver for dog guide and service animals.
HTMLPDF 49.60.390Rule-making authorityDeadline1997 c 271.
HTMLPDF 49.60.400Discrimination, preferential treatment prohibited.
HTMLPDF 49.60.401Short title1999 c 3.
HTMLPDF 49.60.405Distinction or differential treatmentWhen authorized.
HTMLPDF 49.60.500Community athletics programsSex discrimination prohibitedDefinitions.
HTMLPDF 49.60.505Community athletics programsNondiscrimination policy required.
HTMLPDF 49.60.510Privileged health informationNoneconomic damagesWaivers.
HTMLPDF 49.60.515Sexual harassment and assault policyAdoption of by hotel, motel, retail, or security guard entity, or property services contractorsRequirements.
HTMLPDF 49.60.520Television closed-captioning in places of public accommodation.
HTMLPDF 49.60.525Review of existing recorded covenants and deed restrictions to identify documents that include racial or other unlawful restrictions on property ownership.
HTMLPDF 49.60.530Contractors and subcontractors with state for public works or for goods or servicesNondiscrimination requirementsTemplate contract provisions to be developed.


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 ss 1, 2 (Amendment 61).
Sexual equality mandated for public schools: Chapter 28A.640 RCW.
Unfit buildings, discrimination prohibited: RCW 35.80.040.