Division on Civil Rights Resources

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Resources

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

Fact Sheets

Division on Civil Rights Fact Sheets offer brief overviews of different areas covered by the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination and Family Leave Act. The fact sheets below will provide you with a quick and easy overview of the issues the Division on Civil Rights can help you with. Find out about your rights and what you can do to protect them here.

English Fact Sheets
5 Things You Need to Know
The New Jersey Law Against Discrimination
Accommodations for Pregnancy and Breastfeeding at Work
Civil Rights and COVID-19
Diane B. Allen Equal Pay Act
Emotional Support Animals in Housing
New Jersey Family Leave Act
Prohibition on Racial Steering in New Jersey
Protections Against Discrimination and Harassment in School Under the Law Against Discrimination
Protections from Discrimination and Bias-Based Harrassment in Housing
Protections from Discrimination or Harassment Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity or Expression
Protections from Discrimination or Harassment in Employment Based on Gender Identity or Expression
Protections from Discrimination or Harassment in Housing Based on Gender Identity or Expression
Protections from Discrimination or Harassment in Housing Based on Source of Lawful Income
Protections from Discrimination or Harassment in Public Accommodations Based on Gender Identity or Expression
Protections from Sexual Harassment Under New Jersey Law
Protections from Sexual Harassment in Employment Under New
Jersey Law
Protections from Sexual Harassment in Housing Under New Jersey Law
Protections from Sexual Harassment in Places of Public Accommodation Under New Jersey Law
Service and Guide Dogs in Public Facilities
Additional Fact Sheets
Age Discrimination: Your Rights
Disability Discrimination: Your Rights
How to Report Misconduct or Discrimination by Law Enforcement Officers or Agencies
Military Service: Your Rights
Racial Discrimination: Your Rights
Religious Discrimination: Your Rights
Sex Discrimination: Your Rights
Arabic Fact Sheets
The Division on Civil Rights Punjabi Fact Sheets offer brief overviews of different areas covered by the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination.
Race Discrimination
Religion Discrimination
Chinese Fact Sheets - Traditional
The Division on Civil Rights Chinese (Traditional) Fact Sheets offer brief overviews of different areas covered by the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination.
Civil Rights and Covid-19
The New Jersey Law Against Discrimination
Punjabi Fact Sheets
The Division on Civil Rights Punjabi Fact Sheets offer brief overviews of different areas covered by the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination.
Racial_Discrimination: Your Rights
Religious_Discrimination: Your Rights
Spanish Fact Sheets
The Division on Civil Rights Spanish Fact Sheets offer brief overviews of different areas covered by the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination.
5 Cosas Que Debe Saber
Animales de apoyo emocional en la vivienda
La Ley Contra la Discriminación de Nueva Jersey
La Ley de Igualdad de Pagos “Diane B. Allen”
Licencia familiar protegido por el trabajo
Los derechos civiles y el COVID-19
Los perros guía y de servicio en las instalaciones públicas
Medidas de protección contra el acoso sexual según la ley de Nueva Jersey
Prerrogativas para el embarazo y la lactancia en el trabajo
Prohibición del manejo racial en Nueva Jersey
Protecciones Contra la Discriminación o el Acoso Basados en la Orientación Sexual y la Identidad o Expresión de Género
Protecciones Contra la Discriminación o el Acoso en Alojamientos Públicos Basados en la Identidad o Expresión de Género
Protecciones Contra la Discriminación o el Acoso en el Empleo Basados en la Identidad o Expresión de Género
Protecciones Contra la Discriminación o el Acoso en la Vivienda Basados en la Identidad o Expresión de Género
Protecciones contra el acoso sexual en el empleo según la ley de Nueva Jersey
Protecciones contra el acoso sexual en la vivienda según la ley de Nueva Jersey
Protecciones contra el acoso sexual en lugares de alojamiento público según la ley de Nueva Jersey
Protecciones contra la discriminación y el acoso basado en prejuicios en la vivienda
Protección contra la discriminación y el acoso en la escuela conforme a la Ley Contra la Discriminación
Protección contra la discriminación o el Acoso en la Vivienda con Base en su Fuente de Ingresos Legítimos
Hojas Informativas Adicionales
Acoso Sexual – Sus Derechos
Discriminación Contra Personas con SIDA
Discriminación por Edad – Sus Derechos
Discriminación por Sexo: Sus Derechos
Discriminación Racial: Sus Derechos
Discriminación Religiosa: Sus Derechos
Derechos de Acomodación para Discapacitados: Aviso para los dueños y ocupantes de condominios, cooperativasy otras comunidades de interés común gobernadas por una asociación de propietarios o entidad semejante
Derechos de las Personas con Impedimentos o Condiciones Médicas
Estado Civil y la Discriminación – Sus Derechos
Las protecciones de la Ley Contra la Discriminación de Nueva Jersey para miembros de las Fuerzas Armadas
Mujeres Embarazadas y la Discriminación – Sus Derechos
Chinese Fact Sheets - Simplified
The Division on Civil Rights Chinese (Simplified) Fact Sheets offer brief overviews of different areas covered by the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination.
Civil Rights and Covid-19
The New Jersey Law Against Discrimination
Korean Fact Sheets
The Division on Civil Rights Korean Fact Sheets offer brief overviews of different areas covered by the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination.
Civil Rights and Covid-19
The New Jersey Law Against Discrimination
Urdu Fact Sheets
The Division on Civil Rights Urdu Fact Sheets offer brief overviews of different areas covered by the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination.
Racial_Discrimination: Your Rights
Religious_Discrimination: Your Rights

Division Reports

View DCR’s Reports on important civil rights issues, including preventing an eliminating sexual harassment, an Anti-Bias Vias for the Next Generation, and yearly Bias Incident Reports.

Guidance Documents

View Guidance Documents that explain the requirements of the Law Against Discrimination, including when it comes to COVID-19, equal pay, and race discrimination based on hairstyle.

Model Policies

View DCR’s Model Policies to help you comply with the Law Against Discrimination.

Required Posters

The New Jersey State Law Against Discrimination requires employers, housing providers, and places of public accommodations to display these Anti-Discrimination Posters. Failure to display these posters is punishable by law.
Posters must be displayed in locations easily visible to all employees and applicants for employment, all tenants, prospective tenants and purchasers, and all persons seeking or using the public accommodation. All posters may be downloaded and printed on letter-size paper.

Posters in English

Places that provide services of any kind to the public, such as: Businesses, restaurants, hotels, hospitals, doctor’s offices, stores, bars, auditoriums, libraries, shopping centers, amusement parks, schools, colleges, universities, gyms, movie theatres, camps, government offices or agencies

Public Accommodation

Employers, labor organizations and employment agencies:

Employment
Family Leave Act

Places associated with the sale, rental, and/or lease of properties, including: Real estate agencies or brokers, property management offices and landlords

Housing

Carteles en Español (posters)

Director’s Findings

View some of DCR’s recent findings on probable cause and findings of no probable cause

Director's Findings

Findings of Probable Cause – After concluding an investigation, the DCR Director is required to determine whether probable cause exists to credit a complainant’s allegation of discrimination. Probable cause for purposes of LAD analysis has been described as a reasonable ground for suspicion supported by facts and circumstances strong enough to warrant a cautious person to believe that the law was violated and that the matter should proceed to hearing.

Here are some examples of recent findings of probable cause issued by the DCR Director:

Archived Findings

Director’s Orders

View some of DCR’s recent final orders

Director's Orders

Final Determinations

An administrative law judge presides over a hearing and then issues an initial recommendation to the DCR Director. The DCR Director will thoroughly review the record and any post-hearing arguments submitted by the parties, and then issue his/her final determination. That final determination will either accept, reject, or modify the findings of fact and conclusions of law contained in the administrative law judge’s initial recommendation.

Here are some examples of recent final determinations issued by the DCR Director:

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