The Idaho Human Rights Act prohibits employers from discriminating against applicants or employees on the basis of race or color (ID Code Sec. 67-5901 et seq.). The law applies to all public employers and private employers with five or more employees. It also applies to contractors that provide goods or services to the state. Under the Act, it is unlawful for an employer to:
• Fail or refuse to hire, discharge, or otherwise discriminate against an individual with respect to compensation or other terms or conditions of employment based on race or color.
• Reduce the wages of any employee in order to comply with the requirements of the Act.
• Print or publish a job advertisement indicating a preference, limitation, specification, or discrimination based on race or color.
• Retaliate or otherwise discriminate against an individual who has opposed any practice made unlawful by the Act or who has made a charge, testified, assisted, or participated in any manner in an investigation, proceeding, or litigation under the Act.