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“Employer” means a person who has one or more employees.
An employer with 15 or more part-time or full-time employees for each working day in each of 20 or more calendar weeks in the current or preceding calendar year must make reasonable accommodations to the known disability of a qualified disabled person or job applicant unless the employer can demonstrate that the accommodation would impose an undue hardship.
Unlawful employment practices
The unlawful employment practices and exemptions are similar to those under the federal Americans With Disabilities Act. For example, the state law includes an exemption for a bona fide occupational qualification, and requires employers to make reasonable accommodations.
Charges must be filed within one year of the alleged unlawful act.
An agency of a city, county, or group of counties may be created as a local commission for the purpose of dealing with discrimination on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, or familial status. If a county or group of counties creates a local commission, the commission does not have jurisdiction over any part of the county that is within the jurisdiction of a local commission created by city charter or municipal ordinance.