immutable characteristics | definition

  • traits that employers cannot use to discriminate in hiring, benefits, promotions, or termination
  • these traits are fundamental to one’s personal identity (e.g. skin color and hair texture)

Source:

Spielman, R. M., Jenkins, W. J., & Lovett, M. D. (2020). Psychology 2e. Houston, Texas: OpenStax. Access for free at https://openstax.org/details/books/psychology-2e

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