Are you fully aware of New Jersey’s Law Against Discrimination (N.J. L.A.D.), as they pertain to employers in New Jersey? New Jersey’s Law Against Discrimination applies to all employers in New Jersey, regardless of how many employees a business employs. (This is different than under federal discrimination law, which limits its jurisdictions based on the number of employees.) If you have just one employee, New Jersey’s Law Against Discrimination applies to your business.
New Jersey’s Law Against Discrimination, regarding employment, applies not only to your present and past employees, but also potential employees (all whom you consider for employment).
Since the economic downturn (2008), employment discrimination claims filed with the New Jersey Division of Civil Rights and in New Jersey Superior Court have increased significantly.
Disability discrimination is presently the most common form of discrimination in employment. New Jersey’s Law Against Discrimination is generally more expansive in extending protection to a person, than the federal law (Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)) provides.
Make sure you have posted the New Jersey Division of Civil Rights posting New Jersey Law Prohibits Discrimination in Employment, in a visible area, at all work locations, as required by law (N.J.A.C. 13:8-1.2). This posting is available via New Jersey’s website: http://www.nj.gov/oag/dcr/downloads/posters/8x11_employmentposter.pdf Thank you to Paychex for proving this information.