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Business Discrimination

Businesses or corporations cannot discriminate against you because of your race, color, national origin, sex, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity. 
Businesses or corporations cannot refuse to contract with certain individuals, refuse to do business with or offer less affordable terms and conditions to certain individuals, or require, as a condition of the contract, that a woman uses her current surname rather than her former surname. 


  • An office supply store will not order from companies owned by women because of their sex.
  • A grocery store chain will not buy produce from farmers who are Hmong because of their national origin and/or race.
  • A construction company requires unfair terms on its contracts to subcontractors who are Latinx because of national origin.
  • A cleaning service will not contract to property owners who are not white because of racial bias.