N.D. Cent. Code § 14-02.4-03

Current through 2023 Legislative Sessions
Section 14-02.4-03 - Employer's discriminatory practices
1. It is a discriminatory practice for an employer to fail or refuse to hire an individual; to discharge an employee; or to accord adverse or unequal treatment to an individual or employee with respect to application, hiring, training, apprenticeship, tenure, promotion, upgrading, compensation, layoff, or a term, privilege, or condition of employment, because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, status with respect to marriage or public assistance, or participation in lawful activity off the employer's premises during nonworking hours which is not in direct conflict with the essential business-related interests of the employer.
2. It is a discriminatory practice for an employer to fail or refuse to make reasonable accommodations for an otherwise qualified individual with a physical or mental disability, because that individual is pregnant, or because of that individual's religion. An employer is not required to provide an accommodation that would disrupt or interfere with the employer's normal business operations; threaten an individual's health or safety; contradict a business necessity of the employer; or impose an undue hardship on the employer, taking into consideration the size of the employer's business, the type of business, the financial resources of the employer, and the estimated cost and extent of the accommodation. For purposes of this subsection, "pregnant" includes pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions.
3. This chapter does not prohibit compulsory retirement of any employee who has attained sixty-five years of age, but not seventy years of age, and who, for the two-year period immediately before retirement, is employed in a bona fide executive or high policymaking position, if the employee is entitled to an immediate nonforfeiture annual retirement benefit from a pension, profit-sharing, savings, or deferred compensation plan, or any combination of those plans, of the employer of the employee, which equal, in the aggregate, at least forty-four thousand dollars.

N.D.C.C. § 14-02.4-03

Amended by S.L. 2023 , ch. 142( HB 1450 ), § 1, eff. 8/1/2023.
Amended by S.L. 2015 , ch. 121( HB 1463 ), § 1, eff. 8/1/2015.