Laws Against Discrimination

There are a variety of laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of membership in the following protected classes:

  • Federal Law prohibits discrimination based on race, gender, religion, national origin, age if over 40, disability and families with children in housing.
  • New Jersey State Law prohibits discrimination based on race, creed, color, national origin, nationality, ancestry, age, sex (including pregnancy), familial status, marital status, domestic partnership status, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait, genetic information, liability for military service, and mental or physical disability, perceived disability, and AIDS and HIV status.

These laws prohibit discrimination in specified areas such as employment, housing, credit, public accommodations, real estate transactions, and insurance.

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