In New Jersey, the Law Against Discrimination (LAD) protects people of a “protected class.” Some of these include race, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, and more. Similar to the EEOC, the Division of Human Rights investigates violations of the LAD and offer victims of harassment and discrimination a way to better their situation through administrative and civil relief. If someone files a complaint with the Division of Human Rights, the governing body will investigate and, if they find evidence of a valid case, will try to settle the matter.
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