protected class

Definition of "protected class"
  1. A category of individuals who are legally shielded from harassment or discrimination due to their race, sex, age, or national origin
How to use "protected class" in a sentence
  1. The employer's decision to promote solely based on age is illegal as it discriminates against a protected class.
  2. Racial slurs against a worker are a clear violation of the protected class rights.
  3. Her dismissal due to pregnancy is a discrimination case as it involves a protected class.

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