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Discrimination in Alaska

Under federal and Alaska laws, it's illegal for employers to discriminate against employees and job candidates based on gender, religion, national origin, race, age and a host of other factors. But that doesn't stop some companies from discriminating. If you think you are the victim of job-related discrimination, talk to an employment lawyer or discrimination attorney immediately. Your lawyer can review the specific facts of your situation, explain your legal options and help you take legal action against your employer, if appropriate.

Addressing Job-Related Discrimination


Federal law bars employers from job discrimination based on:

  • Age
  • Disability
  • National origin
  • Race and/or skin color
  • Religion
  • Pregnancy
  • Gender

Additionally, Alaska human rights' law makes it illegal for employers to discriminate based on marital status, HIV/AIDS status and mental illness.

If you think you are the victim of discrimination, contact an employment discrimination lawyer immediately. Your lawyer will listen to your story and review any documentation that supports your discrimination claim, then explain your legal options.

The process for addressing and resolving discrimination will vary depending upon the nature of the discrimination. If your employer was discriminating based on HIV status, for example, your complaint would be filed with the Alaska State Commission for Human Rights. But an age discrimination complaint, for example, might be better handled by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Find & Hire Local Alaska Discrimination Attorneys


You have a limited period of time after discrimination occurs to take legal action, so it's important to hire employment discrimination lawyers as soon as possible. If you need help finding a local attorney, you've come to the right website.'s free lawyer referral service will quickly connect you with employment discrimination attorneys in Anchorage, Fairbanks and elsewhere in Alaska. Complete the form on this page or call us at 877-913-7222 to get matched with an attorney today.