The Arizona Civil Rights Act prohibits employment practices that discriminate against a qualified individual with a disability or against any individual based on the results of a genetic test received by the employer (AZ Rev. Stat. Sec. 41-1463). The Act also prohibits employers from discriminating against an individual on the basis of the person's relationship or association with an individual with a disability. The Act applies to employers with 15 or more employees.
Under state law, the term "disability" is defined as:
• A physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of the major life activities of the individual;
• A record of such a physical or mental impairment; or
• Being regarded as having such a physical or mental impairment.
State law expressly excludes from coverage any impairment caused by an individual's current use of illegal drugs.