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. Race 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.