Did you know... August 27, 2018

PROTECTED CLASS – Marital Status

Marital status is a protected class in Washington State.  Marital status includes being single, married, separated, engaged, widowed and divorced.  In the City of Seattle and in King County marital status includes cohabitating. This means that landlords must treat roommates or unmarried couples the same as married couples.  In other words, a landlord can’t limit tenants to what he or she defines as a family.

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