Chapter 49.60 RCW



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


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.