Administrative Order 4:01
DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES
EFFECTIVE DATE:September 24, 2009
DATE REVISED: September 24, 2009
SUBJECT:Policy Prohibiting Workplace Discrimination
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.
This order has Department-wide applicability.
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
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.