The New Jersey Law Against Discrimination prohibits all employers from discriminating in employment on the basis of national origin or ancestry (NJ Rev. Stat. Sec. 10:5-1 et seq.). Under the law, it is unlawful for an employer to:
• Refuse to hire, discharge, or otherwise discriminate with respect to an individual's compensation or terms and conditions of employment;
• Retaliate against any individual who has made a complaint or assisted in an investigation, proceeding, or hearing under the state law; or
• Publish a job advertisement that expresses a limitation, specification, or discrimination based on national origin or ancestry.
Retaliation prohibited. It is a violation of the state law to retaliate against any person for exercising his or her rights under the law or filing a complaint, testifying, or assisting in any proceeding under the law (NJ Rev. Stat. Sec. 10:5-12(d)). The law also prohibits any person from coercing, intimidating, threatening, or interfering with a person's exercise of rights under the law.