Definition of Protected Classes

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by Gregory Williams, Esq. | Under Washington’s Law Against Discrimination (WLAD), RCW Chapter 49.60, what are “protected classes“? Here’s my point of view (please review our Disclaimer, Terms of Use & Privacy Notice before proceeding).


Under WLAD, it’s illegal for an employer to discriminate based on protected classes in employment. Protected classes relating to employment discrimination include the following:

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