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67-5902.  Definitions. In this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires:
(1)  "Commission" means the commission on human rights created by this chapter;
(2)  "Commissioner" means a member of the commission;
(3)  "Discriminatory practice" means a practice designated as discriminatory under the terms of this chapter;
(4)  "National origin" includes the national origin of an ancestor;
(5)  "Person" includes an individual, association, corporation, joint apprenticeship committee, joint-stock company, labor union, legal representative, mutual company, partnership, any other legal or commercial entity, the state, or any governmental entity or agency;
(6)  "Employer" means a person, wherever situated, who hires five (5) or more employees for each working day in each of twenty (20) or more calendar weeks in the current or preceding calendar year whose services are to be partially or wholly performed in the state of Idaho, except for domestic servants hired to work in and about the person’s household. The term also means:
(a)  A person who as contractor or subcontractor is furnishing material or performing work for the state;
(b)  Any agency of or any governmental entity within the state; and
(c)  Any agent of such employer.
(7)  "Employment agency" means a person regularly undertaking with or without compensation to procure employees for an employer or to procure for employees opportunities to work for an employer and includes an agent of such a person;
(8)  "Labor organization" includes:
(a)  An organization of any kind, an agency or employee representation committee, group, association, or plan in which employees participate and which exists for the purpose, in whole or in part, of dealing with employers concerning grievance, labor disputes, wages, rates of pay, hours, or other terms or conditions of employment;
(b)  A conference, general committee, joint or system board, or joint council which is subordinate to a national or international labor organization; or
(c)  An agent of a labor organization.
(9)  "Place of public accommodation" means a business, accommodation, refreshment, entertainment, recreation, or transportation facility of any kind, whether licensed or not, whose goods, services, facilities, privileges, advantages or accommodations are extended, offered, sold, or otherwise made available to the public;
(10) "Educational institution" means a public or private institution and includes an academy, college, elementary or secondary school, extension course, kindergarten, nursery, school system, or university and a business, nursing, professional, secretarial, technical, or vocational school and includes an agent of an educational institution;
(11) "Real property" includes buildings, structures, real estate, lands, tenements, leaseholds, interests in real estate cooperatives, condominiums, and hereditaments, corporeal and incorporeal or any interest therein;
(12) "Real estate transaction" includes the sale, exchange, rental or lease of real property;
(13) "Housing accommodation" includes any improved or unimproved real property, or part thereof, which is used or occupied, or as the home or residence of one (1) or more individuals;
(14) "Real estate broker or salesman" means a person, whether licensed or not, who, for or with the expectation of receiving a consideration, lists, sells, purchases, exchanges, rents, or leases real property, or who negotiates or attempts to negotiate any of these activities, or who holds himself out as engaged in these activities, or who negotiates or attempts to negotiate a loan secured or to be secured by mortgage or other encumbrance upon real property, or who is engaged in the business of listing real property in a publication; or a person employed by or acting on behalf of any of these;
(15) "Disability" means a physical or mental condition of a person, whether congenital or acquired, which constitutes a substantial limitation to that person and is demonstrable by medically accepted clinical or laboratory diagnostic techniques. A person with a disability is one who (a) has such a disability, or (b) has a record of such a disability, or (c) is regarded as having such a disability;
(16) "Reasonable accommodation" means an adjustment which does not (a) unduly disrupt or interfere with the employer’s normal operations, (b) threaten the health or safety of the person with the disability or others, (c) contradict a business necessity of the employer, or (d) impose undue hardship on the employer based on the size of the employer’s business, the type of business, the financial resources, and the estimated cost and extent of the adjustment;
(17) "Readily achievable" means easily accomplishable and able to be carried out without much difficulty or expense. In determining whether an action is readily achievable, factors to be considered include (a) the nature and cost of the action needed under this chapter, (b) the overall financial resources of the facility or facilities involved in the action, the number of persons employed at the facility, the effect on expenses and resources, or the impact otherwise of the action upon the operation of the facility, (c) the overall financial resources of the covered entity, the overall size of the business of a covered entity with respect to the number of its employees, the number, type, and location of its facilities, and (d) the type of operation or operations of the covered entity, including the composition, structure, and functions of the workforce of the entity, the geographic separateness, administrative or fiscal relationship of the facility or facilities in question to the covered entity.

[67-5902, added 1969, ch. 459, sec. 2, p. 1277; am. 1976, ch. 342, sec. 1, p. 1140; am. 1982, ch. 83, sec. 2, p. 152; am. 1988, ch. 225, sec. 2, p. 433; am. 1991, ch. 335, sec. 1, p. 868; am. 1994, ch. 268, sec. 2, p. 826; am. 2005, ch. 278, sec. 2, p. 870.]

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