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Employment Discrimination in Tacoma

City of Tacoma's Employment Discrimination Law

City of Tacoma's employment discrimination law, per Tacoma Municipal Code Chapter 1.29, makes it illegal to discriminate in employment and public accommodations regarding the following protected categories:

  • Race      


    National Origin or Ancestry      

    Sexual Orientation     


    Familial Status 

    Marital Status

    Gender Identity



    Age (over 40)

    Veteran/Military Status

Have you ever been asked the following by a Tacoma employer:

  • How old are you?
  • Are you a citizen of the US?
  • What is your religious affiliation?
  • What are your plans to have children in the future?
  • What is your race?
  • What is your spouse's race?
  • Are you an American citizen?

Laws we enforce:

  • Chapter 1.29 of Tacoma Municipal Code
  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
  • Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act
  • The Age Discrimination Act

If you have any questions, please call the Customer Support Center at 311 or (253) 331-8623.