Rachel Wainer Apter, Director
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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
Arabic Fact Sheets
Chinese Fact Sheets - Traditional
Spanish Fact Sheets
Chinese Fact Sheets - Simplified
Korean Fact Sheets
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.
|An Anti-Bias Vision for the Next Generation (Oct. 2020)|
|Preventing and Eliminating Sexual Harassment in New Jersey (Feb. 2020)
Findings and Recommendations from Three Public Hearings
|Bias Incident Report, 2019|
|Bias Incident Report, 2017-2018|
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.
View DCR’s Model Policies to help you comply with the Law Against Discrimination.
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
Employers, labor organizations and employment agencies:
Places associated with the sale, rental, and/or lease of properties, including: Real estate agencies or brokers, property management offices and landlords
Laws & Regulations
Investigation Policies and Forms
View some of DCR’s recent findings on probable cause and findings of no probable cause
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:
- Cedar Lawn Cemetery (4/27/20)
- Kleiny Coronado v Bergen Logistics (4/27/20)
- Burress v. FantaSea Resorts (4/7/20)
- 5000 Boardwalk (3/27/20)
- Premium Marketing II (3/30/20)
- Academy Express (4/7/20)
- Fenton v. Hamilton Farm Golf Club (1/31/20)
- Sunset Harbor (1/10/20)
- VCNY (1/10/20)
View some of DCR’s recent final orders
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:
- Hruszko v. NJ Department of Labor (5/29/18)
- Whitfield v. Statewide Roadside Assistance (11/2/17)
- Tate-Munawar v. Family Based Services of New Jersey (9/22/17)
- Hanz v. Dental Health Associates (9/20/17)
- Hruszko v. NJ Department of Labor & Workforce Devel. (7/17/17)
- Osorio v. Lucas Maximum Auto Sales. LLC (4/20/17)
- Ward v. Mercer County Superintendent of Elections (3/10/17)
- Hanz v. Dental Health Associates (11/14/16)
- D.W. v. Willingboro Public Schools (3/21/16)
- Spells v. Matawan-Aberdeen Regional School Distric (3/14/16)
- Langston v. Tiffany & Co. (11/9/15)
- Marna v. Clifton Village Pizzeria (10/27/15)
- Ali v. Don’s Burgers (7/23/15)
- Cargua v. Costco (3/3/15)
- J.H. v. Bass (12/3/14)
- D.B. v. Gloucester City (11/17/14)
- Smith v. Passaic Ventures d/b/a Aaron’s Rentals (11/10/14)
- Quesada v. JFK Medical Center (8/4/14)
- Blossomgame v. NY Giants (7/10/14)
- Gilmore-Elsheikh v. District 1199J Nat’l Union of Hosp. Employees (7/7/14)
- C.B. v. Paterson School District (4/21/14)
- Jacobson v. Jackson School Dist. (11/27/13)
- Lin v. Dane Construction (5/6/13)
- LW v. Toms River Board of Ed. (2/15/13)
- Jones v. Verizon (12/12/12)
- Bernstein v. Ocean Grove (10/22/12)
- Carpenter v. CBM, Inc. (6/1/12)
- Lorig v. Green Hill Manor (3/12/12)