Equal Employment Opportunity Office


What Are The Protected Classes?

Discrimination is illegal and against Federal and State laws and County policy, when the different or unfair treatment is based on one or more of the following protected classes:

  • Age
  • Ancestry
  • Color
  • Creed
  • Gender
  • Gender Expression
  • Gender Identity
  • Genetic Information
  • Marital Status
  • Medical Condition (Cancer or Genetic Characteristics)
  • National Origin
  • Physical or Mental Disability
  • Political Affiliation or Belief
  • Pregnancy
  • Race
  • Religion
  • Sex (Includes Sexual Harassment)
  • Sexual Orientation