A class of individuals to whom Congress or a state legislature has given legal protection against discrimination or retaliation.
Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary
A group of people protected by law from discrimination or harassment based on their membership in the group. For example, under federal law, race, national origin, sex, and age are examples of protected classes.
Definition provided by Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary.
August 19, 2010, 5:22 pm