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WAC 162-32-030

Employee benefits and privileges.

(1) Consistent and equal basis. Employee benefits provided in whole or in part by an employer must be consistent between all employees and equal for all employees, regardless of the employee's sexual orientation or gender expression or gender identity. For example, it is an unfair practice to:
(a) Provide health insurance coverage to an employee's opposite/different sex spouse but to fail to provide health insurance coverage to an employee's same sex spouse (except in situations where such a rule is prohibited or preempted by federal law.)
(b) Provide parental leave or bonding time for the father of a child newly born or adopted into a heterosexual relationship, but fail to provide the same parental leave or bonding time to the parent of a child newly born or adopted into a same-sex relationship.
(2) Other benefits and privileges of employment. All other employee benefits, provided formally or informally including, but not limited to, health club memberships, discount programs, training, staff retreats, company gatherings and parties, and use of company vehicles or other company services, shall be provided on an equal basis to all employees regardless of the employee's sexual orientation or gender expression or gender identity. If the benefit or privilege is extended to the employee's opposite/different sex spouse, it must be extended to an employee's same sex spouse as well.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.60.120(3). WSR 15-24-071, ยง 162-32-030, filed 11/25/15, effective 12/26/15.]
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