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NJ Division on Civil Rights

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).

Covid-19 Resources

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

Anti-Racist Statement

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

Celebrating 76 Years

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.

Virtual Program

Attendees should gain the following from this virtual discussion:

  • An understanding on the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination protections in employment based on the protected characteristics national origin, nationality, and ancestry.
  • The program will provide the audience with a greater understanding of steps that they can take when an act of discrimination or harassment occurs and explain the resources that are available to immigrants and refugees in New Jersey.
  • A deeper understanding of the most common employment barriers immigrant and refugees face, the resources (and\or lack thereof) to address and overcome such barriers.
  • Understanding the difference between Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), United States Department of Justice Civil Rights Divisions’ Immigrant and Employee Rights Section (IER), and New Jersey Division on Civil Rights (DCR) protections.

To register: bit.ly/EEOCandDCRVirtualProgram

#StopAAPIHate

The session will provide the audience with a greater understanding of steps that they can take when an act of discrimination or harassment occurs. It will cover how to report a civil rights incident, and explain the resources that are available to the AAPI community. The program will focus specifically on discrimination and harassment that the AAPI community has faced due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Q&A will follow the discussion.

We welcome New Jersey community members to join us as parents, educators, mental health professionals, subject matter experts and youth learn, share and listen.

To register, bit.ly/StoppingAsianHateKYCRW

2nd Annual YBTF Student Competition

Inspire others to stand up to discrimination by submitting original artwork or video by December 15th.

To learn more about our 2nd Annual Youth Bias Task Force Student Competition, click here.

Required Posters

On August 1, 2022, DCR adopted new and amended regulations to increase the visibility and effectiveness of posters that the State requires employers, housing providers, and places of public accommodation to display to inform people of their rights under New Jersey’s Law Against Discrimination (LAD) and Family Leave Act (FLA). All covered businesses, employers, and housing providers are required by law to display the applicable posters.

If you have prior versions of these posters displayed, please remove them and replace them with the updated posters, which can be found here. Click here to read the regulations and here to read the press release.

The New Jersey Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Pandemic Task Force on Racial and Health Disparities is hosting a series of in-person public hearings across the state.

The Task Force wants to hear from you! Join us to share your personal stories, thoughts, and experiences regarding the difficulties and challenges you or your community have faced due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Tuesday, December 6, 4:30pm-8:00pm

Watch live, submit comments and more, visit https://linktr.ee/njcovid

DCR Reaches Landmark Settlement in Mortgage Redlining Case
On July 27th, DCR reached a landmark settlement with Trident Mortgage Company LP and Fox & Roach LP over allegations of race-based ‘redlining’ in lending practices in the Camden area. To read the press release, click here. To file a complaint related to mortgage discrimination, click here.

Multiple Dwelling Reporting Rule
Click here to learn more about the Multiple Dwelling Reporting Rule or to file your report.

DCR News, Events & Updates

File a Complaint

Learn more about how to file a civil rights complaint with DCR.

Civil Rights Trainings

The New Jersey Division on Civil Rights offers interactive trainings aimed at preventing and addressing discrimination through their Education and Training Unit.

See training topics and registration links here.

Fair Chance in Housing Act

Beginning January 1, 2022 DCR now enforces the Fair Chance in Housing Act. Click here to learn more about the law.

Bias Incident Report, 2020

Read the complete Bias Incident Report, 2020 here

Statue of Liberty

Immigrants and Refugees

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.

Regulations

Learn more about DCR’s proposed changes and finalized changes to regulations.

YBTF Student Competition

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).

Recent Events & Webinars

In case you missed one of our recent webinars.
View them here!

About DCR

Learn more about the NJ Division on Civil Rights, including what we do and how we can help.

Know the Law

Learn more about your rights under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination and New Jersey Family Leave Act.

Covid-19 Resources

COVID-19 Resources

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

Resources

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

Recent DCR News

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Decriminalization to Legalization: What does it mean for Cannabis and Marijuana in New Jersey? Join the NJ Human Relations Council for their annual conference on Wednesday, December 7th at 10:00am to learn the answer & more! Register Now: http://bit.ly/Marijuana-in-NJ

On Wednesday, December 7th at 4:00pm @USEEOC and @civilrightsnj invite you to a panel discussion on Civil Right Protections for Immigrants and Refugees.

Register now: http://bit.ly/EEOCandDCRVirtualProgram

#CivilRightsNJ #NoHateInThisGreatState

Did you know that you are protected against harassment and discrimination at work? Learn more about your rights at our upcoming training: The New Jersey Law Against Discrimination in the Workplace on Dec 5.

Register Here: http://bit.ly/3telwoM

Today we stand in solidarity with those living with HIV and honor those who have passed away from AIDS-related illness. In NJ, it is against the law to discriminate against or harass a person because they are living with HIV. #Civilrightsnj #Stopthehate #WorldsAIDSDay

Sexual harassment can include verbal harassment, physical harassment, such as unwanted touching; or conduct that affects the work environment, such as displaying pornographic images, cartoons, or drawings. For more info: http://NJCivilRights.gov or call 1.833.NJDCR4U | 711 Relay

On Wednesday, December 7th at 4:00pm @USEEOC and @civilrightsnj invite you to a panel discussion on Civil Right Protections for Immigrants and Refugees.

Register now: http://bit.ly/EEOCandDCRVirtualProgram

#CivilRightsNJ #NoHateInThisGreatState

#DYK Leave for your own medical condition under the FMLA does not prevent you from taking leave under the NJFLA. To find out more or to file a complaint, go to http://NJCivilRights.gov or call 1.833.NJDCR4U | 711 Relay #CivilRightsNJ #NoHateInThisGreatState #CivilRightsInsights

You still have time to register for the November 30th at 6:30pm #STOPAAPIHate Know Your Civil Rights, Use Your Voice, Create Pathways For Healing Webinar. Register now: http://bit.ly/StoppingAsianHateKYCRW #CivilRightsNJ #NoHateInThisGreatState

You can now file a civil Rights complaint online in English & Spanish with @CivilRightsNJ on http://bias.njcivilrights.gov. To request a disability-related accommodation, please ☎️ 1. 833.NJDCR4U / 711 for Relay Service, or 📧 NJDCR4U@njcivilrights.gov.

The New Jersey Law Against Discrimination prohibits discrimination and harassment in places of public accommodation. If you have experienced #discrimination, contact us at http://NJCivilRights.gov | call 1.833.NJDCR4U| 711 Relay
#CivilRightsNJ #NoHateInThisGreatState #StopTheHate

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