NJ Employment Law consists of both state and federal laws protecting employees in New Jersey. NJ Employment Law protects employees from discrimination, harassment, and retaliation under NJ State Law. The Employment Laws in NJ protecting employees from discrimination and harassment is the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination.
The New Jersey Law Against Discrimination makes it a violation of NJ Employment Law to treat employees differently (i.e. discriminate) due to their color, race, creed, nationality, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, ancestry, marital status, familial status, civil union or domestic partnership status, sexual orientation, perceived sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, disability, perceived disability, military service and atypical hereditary blood or cellular trait. It is against NJ Employment Law for employers to discriminate against any person based on any of these categories. It al also a violation of Employment Law in NJ for an employer, supervisor, manager or co-worker to harass a person based on these characteristics.
NJ Employment Law also protects employees from retaliation. The New Jersey Law Against Discrimination and Conscientious Employee Protection Act protect employees from retaliation by their employer. The NJ Law Against Discrimination makes it illegal for an employer to retaliate against an employer for complaining about discrimination, harassment or from utilizing their rights pursuant to the Law Against Discrimination. The NJ Employment Law CEPA protects employees who suffer retaliation for reporting a violation of law or public policy. The retaliation must result in an adverse employment action.
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