Race Discrimination At Work in NJ

By Thomas McKinney

It is considered race discrimination in New Jersey to treat an employee or applicant differently based on their race or color. Race discrimination can also include treating an employee or applicant differently based on them being married to someone of a certain race or color. ┬áRace discrimination can occur when the victim and the discriminator are of the same race. New Jersey’s law against discrimination prevents any discrimination in any aspect of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, compensation, firing, promotions, training, and all other employment aspects.

It is also considered race discrimination in New Jersey for an employer to implement a policy that would treat members of a certain race differently than others. Although the policy may be facially neutral, that means that it may not state that it is discriminatory, if affects a certain race differently than another race, that policy could be considered discriminatory and violate the law.

If you believe that you may have been the victim of race discrimination at work in New Jersey, please contact us to discuss your matter further.

About the Author
Tom McKinney is an experienced NJ Employment Lawyer in all major areas of labor and employment law, including discrimination, harassment, overtime violations, wage and hour claims, sexual harassment, wrongful discharge, Title VII, ADA, ADEA, FMLA, LAD, FLSA, and all other employment law claims. Tom is admitted to practice in the States of New Jersey and New York, United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, Southern District of New York, District of New Jersey, and United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Prior to forming the firm, Tom practiced at Gibbons P.C. in Newark, NJ. If you have any questions regarding this article, contact Tom here today.