Learn more about your rights and protections against discrimination and bias-based harassment related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Read DCR’s statement and commitment to anti-racist work.
Attendees should gain the following from this virtual discussion:
- An understanding on the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination protections in employment based on the protected characteristics national origin, nationality, and ancestry.
- The program will provide the audience with a greater understanding of steps that they can take when an act of discrimination or harassment occurs and explain the resources that are available to immigrants and refugees in New Jersey.
- A deeper understanding of the most common employment barriers immigrant and refugees face, the resources (and\or lack thereof) to address and overcome such barriers.
- Understanding the difference between Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), United States Department of Justice Civil Rights Divisions’ Immigrant and Employee Rights Section (IER), and New Jersey Division on Civil Rights (DCR) protections.
To register: bit.ly/EEOCandDCRVirtualProgram
The session will provide the audience with a greater understanding of steps that they can take when an act of discrimination or harassment occurs. It will cover how to report a civil rights incident, and explain the resources that are available to the AAPI community. The program will focus specifically on discrimination and harassment that the AAPI community has faced due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Q&A will follow the discussion.
We welcome New Jersey community members to join us as parents, educators, mental health professionals, subject matter experts and youth learn, share and listen.
To register, bit.ly/StoppingAsianHateKYCRW
On August 1, 2022, DCR adopted new and amended regulations to increase the visibility and effectiveness of posters that the State requires employers, housing providers, and places of public accommodation to display to inform people of their rights under New Jersey’s Law Against Discrimination (LAD) and Family Leave Act (FLA). All covered businesses, employers, and housing providers are required by law to display the applicable posters.
If you have prior versions of these posters displayed, please remove them and replace them with the updated posters, which can be found here. Click here to read the regulations and here to read the press release.
The New Jersey Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Pandemic Task Force on Racial and Health Disparities is hosting a series of in-person public hearings across the state.
The Task Force wants to hear from you! Join us to share your personal stories, thoughts, and experiences regarding the difficulties and challenges you or your community have faced due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Tuesday, December 6, 4:30pm-8:00pm
Watch live, submit comments and more, visit https://linktr.ee/njcovid
DCR Reaches Landmark Settlement in Mortgage Redlining Case
On July 27th, DCR reached a landmark settlement with Trident Mortgage Company LP and Fox & Roach LP over allegations of race-based ‘redlining’ in lending practices in the Camden area. To read the press release, click here. To file a complaint related to mortgage discrimination, click here.
DCR News, Events & Updates
DCR 75th Anniversary
DCR invites all community members to join us for the virtual #StopTheHate Series.
In case you missed the Fair Chance in Housing Act virtual event:
In case you missed the AAPI webinar, you can
White Supremacy, Domestic Threats, & Youth Extremism Listening Session
In case you missed the listening sessions on White Supremacy, Domestic Threats, & Youth Extremism.
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