protected characteristic


protected characteristic
In employment law, a trait that may not be the basis of employment decisions. Under federal law, protected characteristics include race, color, national origin, religion, gender (including pregnancy), disability, age (if the employee is at least 40 years old), and citizenship status.
Category: Employment Law & HR → Employee Rights
Category: Employment Law & HR → Human Resources

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