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What is Discrimination?

The law states that people cannot be treated differently in certain areas of life because of certain personal characteristics. Listed below are the areas of life in which you are protected, and the personal characteristics that cannot be used as a reason to treat you differently.
  • Employment: Race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, public assistance, disability or age.
  • Housing: Race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, public assistance, disability or familial status.
  • Public Accommodations: Race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, or disability.
  • Public Services: Race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, public assistance, or disability.
  • Education: Race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, public assistance, disability or age.
  • Credit: Race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, public assistance, or disability.
  • Business: Race, color, sex, sexual orientation, disability, or a woman's choice of surname.




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