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What Is Discrimination?

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Discrimination is what happens when you are treated less favorably from other people because of something like your age or disability. The law says that people who have certain characteristics, like a disability, are considered part of a “protected class.” Age, sexual orientation, and sex are examples of other protected classes. If you are a member of a protected class, then you can’t be discriminated against based on your membership in the protected class.