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NJ Division on Civil Rights

Learn how to file or respond to a complaint of discrimination, and how to register your organization to receive complaints, through the NJ Bias Investigation Access System (NJBIAS).

Home Appraisal Discrimination

DCR is committed to combating discrimination in home appraisals.  Learn more about our initiative to tackle appraisal bias in New Jersey.

Housing Discrimination Protections

The New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (LAD) prohibits discrimination in housing based on actual or perceived protected characteristics. The Fair Chance in Housing Act prohibits landlords from rejecting prospective tenants because of their criminal history except in certain limited circumstances.

Our Resources

Division on Civil Rights Fact Sheets offer brief overviews of different areas covered by the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (LAD), the New Jersey Family Leave Act (NJFLA), and the Fair Chance in Housing Act (FCHA) in 14 different languages. View our library of resources, including fact sheets, reports, model policies, and more.

How to File a Complaint
Click here to learn more about how to file a complaint with the Division on Civil Rights
Recent DCR News

Domestic Workers Bill of Rights Effective July 1, 2024, DCR Releases Resources on Law’s Protections

The “Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights” is effective as of July 1, 2024, and the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (NJDOL) has outlined the provisions of this law on its website, serving as a resource for both domestic workers and their employers. DCR has also provided a factsheet on the civil rights protections for domestic workers. Read the press statement here…

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DCR Notices

Domestic Workers Now Covered by the NJ Law Against Discrimination

As of July 1, 2024, domestic workers are protected from discrimination, harassment, and retaliation in employment under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination. Examples of domestic workers are housekeepers, in-home caretakers for children, in-home caretakers for elderly people, chefs, and butlers.

The New Jersey Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights Act also amends the definition of employer to include any person or entity that provides compensation for the performance of domestic services.

Learn more about worker protections enforced by the NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development here.

DCR stands with immigrant and refugee communities.
Our division enforces the Law Against Discrimination to protect all New Jersey residents, regardless of immigration status. Learn more here. If you believe you have been subject to discrimination or bias-based harassment within the last 180 days, you can file with our division using our online system: bias.njcivilrights.gov.

Frequently Asked Questions

Required Posters

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.

DCR Events & Updates

File a Complaint

Learn more about how to file a civil rights complaint with DCR.

Civil Rights Trainings

The New Jersey Division on Civil Rights offers interactive trainings aimed at preventing and addressing discrimination through their Education and Training Unit.

See training topics and registration links here.

Fair Chance in Housing Act

Beginning January 1, 2022 DCR now enforces the Fair Chance in Housing Act. Click here to learn more about the law.

Housing Discrimination

Learn more about how DCR is combating discrimination in housing.

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Immigrants and Refugees

We stand with immigrant and refugee communities. Our division enforces the Law Against Discrimination to protect all NJ residents regardless of immigration status. Learn more here.

Regulations

Learn more about DCR’s proposed changes and finalized changes to regulations.

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NJBIAS

Learn how to file or respond to a complaint of discrimination, and how to register your organization to receive complaints, through the NJ Bias Investigation Access System (NJBIAS).

Recent Events & Webinars

In case you missed one of our recent webinars.
View them here!


About DCR

Learn more about the NJ Division on Civil Rights, including what we do and how we can help.

Know the Law

Learn more about your rights under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination and New Jersey Family Leave Act.

Covid-19 Resources

COVID-19 Resources

Learn more about your rights and protections against discrimination and bias-based harassment related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Resources

View our library of resources including fact sheets, reports, model policies, and more.

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