Press Releases : Division on Civil Rights

Attorney General Platkin Announces Settlement with Mercer County Community College Resolving Allegations of Disability Discrimination Involving COVID-19

Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin and the Division on Civil Rights (DCR) announced today that DCR has entered into a Consent Order and Decree resolving a complaint alleging that Mercer County Community College discriminated against an employee who contracted COVID-19.

AG Platkin and Director Iyer Issue Statement on Addressing Bias in K-12 Schools, Colleges, and Universities in New Jersey

Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin and Sundeep Iyer, Director of the Division on Civil Rights, have issued a statement in response to the recent rise in antisemitism and Islamophobia in K-12 schools and on college and university campuses.

Attorney General Platkin Announces Agreement with Gloucester County Institute of Technology to Ensure Non-Discriminatory and Equitable Hair Styling Education

Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin and the Division on Civil Rights (DCR) today announced an agreement with the Gloucester County Vocational-Technical School District that ensures the cosmetology program at the Gloucester County Institute of Technology (GCIT) will instruct all of its students in the theory and practice of styling Black and other textured hair.

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