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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).

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NJ Division on Civil Rights

In 1945, New Jersey’s Law Against Discrimination became the first state-level civil rights statute in the country. The Division on Civil Rights is charged with enforcing this law, and with preventing and eliminating discrimination in the state of New Jersey.

Covid-19 Notice: To minimize risk from COVID-19, DCR is not conducting in-person intake interviews at this time. To find out how to file a complaint with DCR, click here. For all other inquiries, please send an email to NJDCR4U@njcivilrights.gov or call 1-833-NJDCR4U (833-653-2748). To request a disability-related accommodation, please call the Relay Service at 711.

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Anti-Racist Statement

Read DCR’s statement and commitment to anti-racist work.

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COVID-19 Resources

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

Youth Bias Taskforce Report

Read the complete Report and Recommendations of the NJ Interagency Taskforce to Combat Youth Bias.

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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.

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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).

DCR 75th Anniversary

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Today is United Nations Day. The U.N. was created on this day in 1945 as one place where the world's nations can gather together, discuss common problems and find shared solutions.

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Make a Difference Day is a national community service event that inspires millions to give back to their local communities. Tell us how you integrate social justice and civil rights into your community service efforts.

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1/2 #DYK If you need help using NJBIAS, please review the NJBIAS Handbook for Complainants. Most questions or issues with BIAS can be resolved using these handbooks.

2/2 If you still need technological support with NJBIAS after reviewing the handbook, please mail njbiastechsupport@njcivilrights.gov or call BIAS Support at 862-350-5150. We will endeavor to respond within 72 hours.

#CivilRightsNJ #NoHateInThisGreatState #NJBIAS

#DYK #Bostock v. Clayton County was a landmark US Supreme Court #civilrights case in which the Court held that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects employees against discrimination bc they're gay or transgender. #CivilRightsNJ #NoHateInThisGreatState #StopTheHate

Today is Latina Equal Pay Day. Latinas are paid 55 cents for every dollar paid to white men.
#DYK In 2018, Governor Phil Murphy signed into law the Diane B. Allen Equal Pay Act to end pay discrimination based on race, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or

#DYK @CivilRightsNJ reaffirms our long-standing commitment to dismantling discrimination against communities of color, particularly Black people. Read our Antiracist Statement.

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#DYK #Bostock v. Clayton County was a landmark US Supreme Court #civilrights case in which the Court held that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects employees against discrimination bc they're gay or transgender. #CivilRightsNJ #NoHateInThisGreatState #StopTheHate

Join #CivilRights Roundtable of Greater NY & NJ: Protecting & Enforcing #LGBTQ Civil Rights. Wed., 10/20, 1p-Healthcare & Education Panels & Thur., 10/21, 1p-Employment & Housing Panels. RSVP: https://conta.cc/3lNRy89 #CivilRightsNJ #Bostock #NoHateInThisGreatState #StopTheHate

#DYK #Bostock v. Clayton County was a landmark US Supreme Court #civilrights case in which the Court held that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects employees against discrimination bc they're gay or transgender. #CivilRightsNJ #NoHateInThisGreatState #StopTheHate

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