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Idaho law prohibits discrimination in employment, education, real estate transactions, and public accommodations.

Illegal discrimination may be based on: race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age (over 40), mental or physical disability.

What Should I Do If I Think Discrimination Is Happening?

If you feel discrimination is happening, the first thing you should do is contact the Commission.

Initial inquiries are treated confidentially. Tell us what happened, when, and why you feel you were treated differently. We may be able to suggest ways you can resolve the situation yourself, we may make an informal contact, or you may decide to file a charge of discrimination. (See filing a complaint.)

Information on discrimination related to:

What issues are covered by the anti-discrimination laws?

The coverage is very broad, including all aspects of the employment relationship, such as:


Retaliation against an individual who has engaged in a protected activity is unlawful. "Protected activity" means opposing conduct which a person, in good faith, reasonably believes to be unlawful under the anti-discrimination statutes or participating in Commission proceedings, which are set up for the enforcement of the anti-discrimination statutes.