Protected Class

The term describes groups of people who are protected from discrimination and harassment through federal or state regulations. The following characteristics are considered ‘Protected Classes’: age, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, genetic information or pregnancy. In some jurisdictions, gender identity is a protected class.

  1. Definitions of each type of protected class (Wikipedia).
  2. Protected class discrimination (legal video).
  3. Protected classes and discrimination in the workplace (writer expresses opinion, but includes good workplace applications) (
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