MNPS shall not fail or refuse to hire or discharge any individual, or otherwise discriminate against any individual with respect to compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment on the basis of any of the following protected characteristics: 1. Race, creed, color, or national origin; 2. Gender; 3. Gender identity 4. Sexual orientation 5. Religion; 6. Age (applies to individuals who are 40 years of age or older); or 7. Disability 8. Marital Status