Ada County adopts anti-discrimination policy

Posted at 1:38 PM, Aug 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-20 15:38:50-04

BOISE, Idaho — The Ada County Commissioners approved a non-discrimination and anti-harassment policy Tuesday that is now included in the county’s hiring protocols and in the county’s employee handbook.

The language prohibits discrimination, harassment, and retaliation based on a person’s race, color, sex (including pregnancy), age (40 and older), religion, creed, disability, marital status, national origin, gender, gender identity or expression, genetic information, sexual orientation, veteran or military status, use of a service animal, and any other status protected by federal, state and local law.

“We live in a changing world and strongly believe a diverse workforce makes us even better at what we do. We will continue to be a workplace where everyone’s talents and contributions are respected and protected,” said Ada County Commissioner Diana Lachiondo.

“This has been a long time coming and I was pleased to vote in favor of this non-discrimination language,” said Ada County Commissioner Rick Visser. “Every resident of Ada County deserves to have civil servants working on their behalf who can perform their duties in a non-threatening environment. This policy allows us to better serve the taxpayers who support the services we provide.”