Federal (United States Civil Rights Law) Protected Classes:
(for employment, housing and public accommodation)
Race, Color, Religion, National Origin, Gender, Pregnancy,
Age (over 40), Disabilities, Vietnam Veterans, regardless of Genetic Information(passed in 2008)
State of Pennsylvania Protected Classes:
Race, color, religion, ancestry, age (40 and older), sex, national origin, non-job related disability, possession of a diploma based on passing a general education development test, willingness or refusal to participate in abortion or sterilization or to refuse to contract with certain independent contractors for the same reason
Local Municipality protected Classes:
(Allentown, New Hope, Scranton, Easton, Reading -- see list below)
race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry or place of birth, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, family status (in housing only), age or use of a guide animal due to blindness, deafness or physical disability --- may also include additional classes.
There are 40 PA Municipalities that protect citizens based on sexual orientation and/or gender identity, other protected classes vary in these municipalities: click here to see the list
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