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Administrative Order 4:01

DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES

EFFECTIVE DATE:September 24, 2009   

DATE REVISED: September 24, 2009

SUBJECT:Policy Prohibiting Workplace Discrimination

I.   PURPOSE

The purpose of this Order is to set forth the rights and responsibilities of Department of Human Services’ employees as they relate to workplace discrimination, harassment and hostile work environments which are based upon a protected category.

II.  SCOPE

This order has Department-wide applicability.

III.  AUTHORITY

Age Discrimination in Employment Act

Americans with Disabilities Act

Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title VII

Equal Pay Act

New Jersey Civil Union Act

New Jersey Conscientious Employee Protection Act

New Jersey Domestic Partnership Act

New Jersey Equal Pay Act

New Jersey Law Against Discrimination

New Jersey State Policy Prohibiting Discrimination in the Workplace

IV.POLICY

The Department of Human Services shall adopt and incorporate the most recent New Jersey State Policy Prohibiting Discrimination in the Workplace as the departmental policy.  This is a “zero tolerance” policy and may set stricter standards for conduct than those required by law.  This policy addresses workplace discrimination, harassment and hostile work environment based upon a protected category, and applies to conduct in the workplace and conduct that occurs at any location which can be reasonably regarded as an extension of the workplace (any field location, any off-site business-related social function, or any facility where State business is being conducted and discussed).    Employees who violate this policy will be subject to disciplinary action.

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