Under the North Dakota Human Rights Act, employers may not discriminate in hiring on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, public assistance status, or participation in lawful off-premises activities. The Act provides an exception when religion, sex, national origin, disability, or marital status is a bona fide occupational qualification reasonably necessary to the normal operation of the particular business or enterprise. The law applies to all employers in the state (ND Cent. Code Sec. 14-02.4-01 et seq.).