What is a protected class?

San Francisco Employment Attorney, Traci Hinden, discusses race, religion, disability, age, sex, pregnancy status, veteran status, national origin, and citizenship are all protected classes.

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So that’s what separates it from a possible stress case in Worker’s Comp versus an Employment Civil Rights case is in order to sue for harassment in employment law you only need to have one employee, versus five employees for discrimination under California’s act. But what makes the distinction is for a protected class, and a protected class includes those that are being harassed or discriminated based on their race, their religion, their age, their disability, their sex, which includes their gender, their gender identity, their pregnancy status, if they are trying to take leave to take care of themselves or another, veteran status, any others like that.