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"Protected class" means a group of people protected by law from unlawful discrimination on the basis of a shared characteristic, such as race, gender, disability, or perception of that characteristic.
It is the policy of the State of Oregon that unlawful discrimination on the basis of Oregon's protected classes is a matter of state concern, and that such discrimination threatens individual rights and privileges and menaces the institutions and foundations of a free democratic state. (OAR 839.005)Please note: To view this page in a language other than English, please scroll down to the bottom of this page and select the language of your choice from the "Google Translate" drop-down menu.
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