The Washington Law Against Discrimination (WLAD) prohibits employment practices that discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin (including ancestry), age (40 years or older), sex (including pregnancy), marital status, sexual orientation (including gender identity), military status, actual or perceived human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) or hepatitis C infection, disability, or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability,unless an otherwise protected characteristic constitutes a bona fide occupational qualification (BFOQ) (i.e., is necessary in order to perform the job in question). In addition, employers may not print or circulate any job notice or advertisement, make any preemployment inquiry, or use any employment application that indicates a discriminatory limitation or specification unless based on a BFOQ. The law covers employers with eight or more employees, including employment agencies and labor organizations (WA Rev. Code Sec. 49.60.010 et seq.).