protected characteristic

Definition of "protected characteristic"
  1. A feature of a person, such as race, age, or gender, that cannot legally be used as a factor in making employment decisions
How to use "protected characteristic" in a sentence
  1. The employer's favoritism towards younger employees was a violation of the protected characteristic of age.
  2. Using gender as a deciding factor in pay raises is against protected characteristic laws.
  3. An interview question about nationality can trespass on the candidate's protected characteristic.

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