The Wyoming Fair Employment Practices Act prohibits employment practices that discriminate on the basis of age (40 and older), sex, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, pregnancy, or disability (WY Stat. Sec. 27-9-101 et seq.). The Act covers all public and private employers with two or more employees.
Tip: Employers should not ask applicants about any of the above-named protected characteristics, unless a bona fide occupational qualification (BFOQ) applies.
Under the Fair Employment Practices Act, employers are prohibited from discriminating against an applicant or employee on the basis of use of tobacco products outside the course of employment, unless nonuse by employees outside the workplace is a BFOQ (WY Stat. Sec. 27-9-105(a)(iv)). However, employers may offer or impose health, disability, or life insurance policies that distinguish between employees based on the use or nonuse of tobacco products if employees are given proper notice, and if the employer is simply passing on price differences imposed by the insurer.