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NC State’s Protected Classes

A protected class is a group of people who share common characteristics and are protected from discrimination and harassment. Some protections have the backing of federal and/or state laws.

Most people belong to most of the various protected classes, such as race, color, sex and several other protected classes. However, many individuals do not meet the criteria for membership of the protected classes of disability or veteran status.

The following table indicates the level of protection in place for each of the protected classes:

Protected Class Covered by Federal Law Covered by State Law Covered by NC State Policy
Age x x x
Color x x x
Disability x x x
Genetic Information x x
National Origin x x x
Race x x x
Religion x x x
Sex x x x
Sexual Orientation x
Veteran Status x x