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Acting AG Platkin Co-Leads Multi-State Letter Supporting U.S. Department of Education Rules to Expand Protections Against Sex-based Discrimination, Including Sexual Violence and Harassment

For Immediate Release: September 9, 2022 Office of the Attorney General- Matthew J. Platkin, Acting Attorney GeneralDivision on Civil Rights- Rosemary DiSavino, Deputy DirectorFor Further Information: Media Inquiries-Lee MooreOAGpress@njoag.govComments Letter TRENTON...

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Division on Civil Rights Takes Enforcement Action against Housing Providers for Alleged Violations of N.J.’s Fair Chance in Housing Act

State Issues 30 Notices of Violation to Housing Providers for Non-Compliance with Law Expanding Housing Opportunities for Persons with Criminal RecordsFor Immediate Release: August 25, 2022 Office of the Attorney General- Matthew J. Platkin, Acting Attorney...

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Governor Murphy, Acting AG Platkin Announce Publication of Division on Civil Rights FAQs to Prevent Discrimination Related to hMPXV (“Monkeypox”)

DCR FAQs Detail Protections New Jersey Law Provides Against Discrimination Related to the “Monkeypox” VirusFor Immediate Release: August 18, 2022 Office of the Attorney General- Matthew J. Platkin, Acting Attorney GeneralDivision on Civil Rights- Rosemary DiSavino,...

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Division on Civil Rights Adopts New and Amended Rules Governing Posters, Launches New Posters to Heighten Public Awareness of New Jersey’s Law Against Discrimination and Family Leave Act

For Immediate Release: August 3, 2022 Office of the Attorney General- Matthew J. Platkin, Acting Attorney GeneralDivision on Civil Rights- Rosemary DiSavino, Deputy DirectorFor Further Information: Media Inquiries-Lee MooreOAGpress@njoag.govAdopted Rules  |  Posters...

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Acting AG Platkin Announces Major Settlement with Trident Mortgage Company LP and Fox & Roach LP over Allegations of Race-Based ‘Redlining’ in Lending Practices in the Camden Area

For Immediate Release: July 27, 2022 Office of the Attorney General- Matthew J. Platkin, Acting Attorney GeneralDivision on Civil Rights- Rosemary DiSavino, Deputy DirectorDivision of Law- Michael T.G. Long, Director For Further Information: Media Inquiries-Lee...

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Acting AG Bruck Announces New Jersey Will Join $26 Billion Settlements with Three Drug Distributors and Johnson & Johnson over Their Role in Opioid Crisis

  New Jersey Could Receive Well over $600 Million to Address the Opioid Crisis For Immediate Release: August 20, 2021 Office of The Attorney General- Andrew J. Bruck, Acting Attorney General  For Further Information: Media Inquiries-Lee Moore609-292-4791Citizen...

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AG Grewal Announces Civil Rights Settlement for Woman Whose Pregnancy Led to Job Loss

TRENTON – Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced today that a Hudson County company will pay a former employee $25,000 and implement workplace policy reforms under a settlement to resolve the former employee’s complaint of unlawful pregnancy discrimination, after an investigation by the Division on Civil Rights (DCR). The settlement coincides with DCR issuing Findings of Probable Cause in two other pregnancy-related cases, both of which involve women whose requests for pregnancy-related accommodations resulted in losing their jobs.

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AG Grewal: Trump Administration Failed to Produce Data Supporting President’s Claims Linking Affordable Housing and Crime AG Files FOIA Lawsuit Against DOJ, HUD After Records Requests Go Unanswered

For Immediate Release: October 19, 2020 Office of The Attorney General- Gurbir S. Grewal, Attorney GeneralDivision of Law- Michelle Miller, DirectorDivision on Civil Rights- Rachel Wainer Apter, Director For Further Information: Media Inquiries-Lee...

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Youth Bias Task Force Calls for Sweeping Changes to Fight Systemic Racism and Discrimination, As New Report Shows Spike in Bias Incidents in 2019 Nearly 1,000 Bias Incidents Were Reported in NJ in 2019, Up 75% from 2018; Task Force Recommends Mandatory Anti-Bias Education and Other Groundbreaking Reforms

For Immediate Release: October 8, 2020 Office of The Attorney General- Gurbir S. Grewal, Attorney GeneralDivision on Civil Rights- Rachel Wainer Apter, Director For Further Information: Media Inquiries-Lee Moore609-292-4791Citizen Inquiries-609-984-5828      2020...

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AG Grewal, Division on Civil Rights Announce Actions to Combat Housing Discrimination Against Families Who Rely on Government Rental Assistance – Year-Long “Project HOME” Initiative Includes Enforcement Efforts and Related Strategies to Address Discrimination Based on Tenants Sources of Lawful Income

For Immediate Release: September 9, 2020 Office of The Attorney General- Gurbir S. Grewal, Attorney GeneralDivision on Civil Rights- Rachel Wainer Apter, Director For Further Information: Media Inquiries-Lee Moore609-292-4791Citizen Inquiries-609-984-5828TRENTON –...

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NJ Division on Civil Rights Pursues Case of Alleged Denial of Family Leave and Breastfeeding Rights – Office of Administrative Law Hearing to Decide Case of Executive Who Alleged Her Request for Family Leave, Breastfeeding Accommodation Led to Termination

For Immediate Release: August 20, 2020 Office of The Attorney General- Gurbir S. Grewal, Attorney GeneralDivision on Civil Rights- Rachel Wainer Apter, Director For Further Information: Media Inquiries-Lee Moore609-292-4791Citizen Inquiries-609-984-5828TRENTON –...

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AG Grewal Leads Multi-State Lawsuit Against U.S. Department of Education and Secretary Betsy DeVos over Title IX Rule that Weakens Students` Protections Against Sexual Violence and Harassment

For Immediate Release: June 4, 2020 Office of The Attorney General- Gurbir S. Grewal, Attorney GeneralOffice of the Secretary of Higher Education-Zakiya Smith Ellis, SecretaryDivision of Law- Michelle Miller, DirectorDivision on Civil Rights- Rachel Wainer Apter,...

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