The Wyoming Fair Employment Practices Act prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of age (40 years of age or older), sex, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, pregnancy, or disability (WY Stat. Sec. 27-9-101 et seq.). “Discrimination” is specifically defined as making a decision regarding hiring, firing, promotion, demotion, compensation, or the terms and conditions of employment on the basis of one of the protected characteristics. The Act applies to all public employers and private employers with two or more employees.
Employers are prohibited from discriminating against applicants or employees for their use of tobacco products outside the course of employment unless it is a bona fide occupational qualification (BFOQ) (WY Stat. Sec. 27-9-105).