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Written by attorney Vincent Peter White | Jul 23, 2012

What Constitutes a Protected Class on the Federal Level and in New York State?

Protected Class is a term used in United States anti-discrimination law describing groups of people who share common characteristics which fall under the protection of one of the following Federal anti-discrimination laws.

The following characteristics are considered "Protected Classes" under the Federal Laws:

Additionally, in New York State protection is extended to two additional classes:

  • Sexual Preference
  • Transgender

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