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Fact Sheets

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). 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

The Division on Civil Rights Fact Sheets offer brief overviews of different areas covered by the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination.

5 Things You Need to Know About
Accommodations for Pregnancy and Breastfeeding at Work
Age Discrimination
Civil Rights and COVID-19
Diane B. Allen Equal Pay Act
Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation
Discrimination and Harassment in School
Discrimination in Employment Based on Gender Identity or Expression
Discrimination in Housing
Discrimination in Housing Based on Gender Identity or Expression
Discrimination in Housing Based on Source of Lawful Income
Discrimination in Public Accommodations Based on Gender Identity or Expression
Emotional Support Animals in Housing
Gender Discrimination
LGBTQ+ Staff Rights in Schools
LGBTQ+ Student Rights in Schools
New Jersey Family Leave Act
Protections for Members of the Armed Forces
Race Discrimination
Race Discrimination in Employment
Race Discrimination in Housing
Race Discrimination in Places of Public Accommodation
Racial Steering
Religious Discrimination
Service and Guide Dogs in Public Facilities
Sexual Harassment
Sexual Harassment in Employment
Sexual Harassment in Housing
Sexual Harassment in Places of Public Accommodation
The New Jersey Law Against Discrimination

Additional Fact Sheets
Disability Discrimination: Your Rights
Fair Chance in Housing Act Flowchart
Filing A Complaint with the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights (for Law Enforcement)
How to File a Complaint with the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights
How to Report Misconduct or Discrimination by Law Enforcement Officers or Agencies
Arabic Fact Sheets

The Division on Civil Rights Arabic Fact Sheets offer brief overviews of different areas covered by the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination.

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
Gender Discrimination
New Jersey Family Leave Act
Prohibition on Racial Steering in New Jersey
Protections Against Age Discrimination in New Jersey
Protections Against Discrimination and Harassment in School Under the Law Against Discrimination
Protections from Discrimination and Bias-Based Harassment in Housing
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
DCR Model Fair Housing Policy
How to File a Complaint with the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights
Racial Discrimination
Religion Discrimination
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.

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
Gender Discrimination
New Jersey Family Leave Act
Prohibition on Racial Steering in New Jersey
Protections Against Age Discrimination in New Jersey
Protections Against Discrimination and Harassment in School Under the Law Against Discrimination
Protections from Discrimination and Bias-Based Harassment in Housing
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
Religious Discrimination
Service and Guide Dogs in Public Facilities
Additional Fact Sheets
DCR Model Fair Housing Policy
How to File a Complaint with the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights
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.

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
Gender Discrimination
New Jersey Family Leave Act
Prohibition on Racial Steering in New Jersey
Protections Against Age Discrimination in New Jersey
Protections Against Discrimination and Harassment in School Under the Law Against Discrimination
Protections from Discrimination and Bias-Based Harassment in Housing
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
Religious Discrimination
Service and Guide Dogs in Public Facilities
Additional Fact Sheets
DCR Model Fair Housing Policy
How to File a Complaint with the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights
Gujarati Fact Sheets

The Division on Civil Rights Gujarati Fact Sheets offer brief overviews of different areas covered by the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination.

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
Gender Discrimination
New Jersey Family Leave Act
Prohibition on Racial Steering in New Jersey
Protections Against Age Discrimination in New Jersey
Protections Against Discrimination and Harassment in School Under the Law Against Discrimination
Protections from Discrimination and Bias-Based Harassment in Housing
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
Religious Discrimination
Service and Guide Dogs in Public Facilities
Additional Fact Sheets
DCR Model Fair Housing Policy
How to File a Complaint with the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights
Haitian Creole Fact Sheets

The Division on Civil Rights Haitian Creole Fact Sheets offer brief overviews of different areas covered by the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination.

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
Gender Discrimination
New Jersey Family Leave Act
Prohibition on Racial Steering in New Jersey
Protections Against Age Discrimination in New Jersey
Protections Against Discrimination and Harassment in School Under the Law Against Discrimination
Protections from Discrimination and Bias-Based Harassment in Housing
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
Religious Discrimination
Service and Guide Dogs in Public Facilities
Additional Fact Sheets
DCR Model Fair Housing Policy
How to File a Complaint with the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights
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.

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
Gender Discrimination
New Jersey Family Leave Act
Prohibition on Racial Steering in New Jersey
Protections Against Age Discrimination in New Jersey
Protections Against Discrimination and Harassment in School Under the Law Against Discrimination
Protections from Discrimination and Bias-Based Harassment in Housing
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
Religious Discrimination
Service and Guide Dogs in Public Facilities
Additional Fact Sheets
DCR Model Fair Housing Policy
How to File a Complaint with the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights
Polish Fact Sheets

The Division on Civil Rights Polish Fact Sheets offer brief overviews of different areas covered by the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination.

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
Gender Discrimination
New Jersey Family Leave Act
Prohibition on Racial Steering in New Jersey
Protections Against Age Discrimination in New Jersey
Protections Against Discrimination and Harassment in School Under the Law Against Discrimination
Protections from Discrimination and Bias-Based Harassment in Housing
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
Religious Discrimination
Service and Guide Dogs in Public Facilities
Additional Fact Sheets
DCR Model Fair Housing Policy
How to File a Complaint with the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights
Russian Fact Sheets

The Division on Civil Rights Russian Fact Sheets offer brief overviews of different areas covered by the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination.

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
Gender Discrimination
New Jersey Family Leave Act
Prohibition on Racial Steering in New Jersey
Protections Against Age Discrimination in New Jersey
Protections Against Discrimination and Harassment in School Under the Law Against Discrimination
Protections from Discrimination and Bias-Based Harassment in Housing
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
Religious Discrimination
Service and Guide Dogs in Public Facilities
Additional Fact Sheets
DCR Model Fair Housing Policy
How to File a Complaint with the New Jersey Division on Civil 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
Discriminación de género
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
Protecciones contra la discriminación por edad en 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
Discriminación Religiosa
Hojas Informativas Adicionales
Acoso Sexual – Sus Derechos
Cómo plantear una demanda ante la División de Derechos Civiles de Nueva Jersey
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
Política de Vivienda Justa del Modelo DCR

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.

Required Posters

On August 1, 2022, the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights (DCR) adopted new and amended regulations concerning the “Display of Official Posters of the Division on Civil Rights,” which require employers, housing providers, and places of public accommodation to prominently display “in places easily visible” to those who may be affected by violations of these laws, posters created by DCR to better inform individuals and covered entities of their rights and obligations under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD) and Family Leave Act (NJFLA). (N.J.A.C. 13:8-1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5 and 2.2).
All official posters of the Division are available for downloading and printing, or at any of the Division’s offices. Any poster printed from the Division’s website shall be printed on no smaller than letter size paper (8½ by 11 inches) and contain text that is fully legible and large enough to be easily read. View and download our posters.

Other Resources

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:

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:

Attorney General's Letter to Property Owners

Download the Attorney General’s official letter to property owners regarding the Law Against Discrimination and the Fair Chance in Housing Act, last updated in December of 2021. Per Real Estate Commission regulations, this letter must be distributed by licensed real estate brokers when signing listing agreements with property owners.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Media & Images/Graphics

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