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Discrimination, fundamentally, is defined as making a decision based on the inclusion of an individual in a protected class. While race or sex are the most notable of these classes, employers often forget that disability, pregnancy and family status are also included in this list. Basing a hiring decision or a promotion on protected class status rather than merit is a violation of these laws.