The Idaho Human Rights Act prohibits discrimination in employment based on national origin (ID Code Sec. 67-5901 et seq.). “National origin” includes the national origin of an individual's ancestor. The law applies to all public employers and to 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 an unlawful for an employer to:
• Discriminate based on national origin in hiring, discharge, or other terms and conditions of employment.
• Reduce the wages of any employee in order to comply with the requirements of the Act.
• Publish an advertisement for employment indicating any national origin preference, limitation, or specification, unless national origin is a bona fide occupational qualification (BFOQ) (see BFOQ Exception in this section).
• Retaliate against an individual because he or she has opposed discrimination, asserted his or her own rights under the law, or assisted others in doing so.