The Alaska Human Rights Law prohibits employment discrimination based on race, religion, color, or national origin, or because of the person's age, sex, physical or mental disability, marital status, changes in marital status, pregnancy, or parenthood, unless the reasonable demands of the position in question require a distinction based on the protected characteristic. The Law also specifically prohibits employers from using employment applications or printing or circulating statements, advertisements, or publications that indicate an unlawful discriminatory preference, limitation, or specification, unless the factors indicated are bona fide occupational qualifications (BFOQs). Public and private employers employing one or more employees are covered by the Law (AK Stat. Sec. 18.80.010 et seq.).