What is a protected class?

Published 12/30/2013 11:21 AM   |    Updated 12/14/2016 10:00 AM

What is a protected class?

In all 50 states, federal law makes it illegal to discriminate based on:

  • Race
  • Color
  • National origin
  • Religion
  • Sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions)
  • Disability
  • Age (40 and older)
  • Citizenship status
  • Genetic information

In addition, Indiana state law also prohibits discrimination based on:

  • Race
  • Color
  • National origin
  • Religion
  • Sex
  • Disability: physical or mental (15 or more employees)
  • Age (40 to 75, applies to employers with one or more employees)
  • Ancestry
  • Off-duty tobacco use
  • Sealed or expunged arrest or conviction record

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