Non-discrimination

We do not exclude people or treat them differently because of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, or immigration status.

If you have any questions about this notice or any of our non-discrimination programs, policies or procedures, please contact our civil rights compliance team.


All people in Washington have a right to access state agency services. Here, you can learn more about your civil rights.

We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, age, or sex in administration of our programs or activities, and, we do not intimidate or retaliate against any individual or group because they have exercised their rights to participate in or opposed actions protected by 40 C.F.R. Parts 5 and 7, or for the purpose of interfering with such rights.

As recipients of federal funding, we are required to comply with federal non-discrimination laws, including the following:

  • Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations, parts 5 and 7
  • Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended
  • Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
  • The Age Discrimination Act of 1975
  • Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972
  • Section 13 of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act Amendments of 1972

If you’re an Ecology employee and you have questions about discrimination, contact your program’s Human Resources representative.