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Complaint Filing Procedures
Any employee or applicant for employment who feels that he or she has been discriminated against because of race, creed, color, national origin, nationality, ancestry, age, sex/gender (including pregnancy), marital status, civil union status, domestic partnership status, familial status, religion, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait, genetic information, liability for service in the Armed Forces of the United States or disability, may file a discrimination complaint by contacting the OEO and/or authorized agency as per P&P 2.48.

All Complaints and investigations shall be handled, to the extent possible, in a manner that will protect the privacy interests of those involved. To the extent practical and appropriate under the circumstances, confidentiality will be maintained throughout the investigatory process. In the course of an investigation it may be necessary to discuss the claims with the alleged harasser and other persons who may have relevant knowledge. It therefore may be necessary to disclose information to persons with a legitimate need to know about the matter. All persons interviewed will be directed not to discuss any aspect of the investigation with others in light of the important privacy interests of all concerned. Failure to comply with this confidentiality directive may result in disciplinary action.

Note: Hostile work environments resulting from Discrimination & Sexual Harassment should be directed to the OEO

Initial claims may be filed with the OEO so that the complainant may avail themselves of the opportunities for mediation of disputes. In accordance with P&P 2.48 a claim may be filed with the following agencies: Discrimination Complaint Processing Form

  • NJ Department of Environmental Protection
    Office of Equal Opportunity and Public Contract Assistance
    428 E. State Street, 1st floor
    Mail Code 428-01
    P.O. Box 420
    Trenton, NJ 08625-0402
    (609) 984-9742

  • Division on Civil Rights
    New Jersey Department of Law & Public Safety
    140 East Front Street
    6th Floor - P.O. Box 089
    Trenton, NJ 08625-0089
    (609) 292-4605
    www.njcivilrights.org

  • United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
    Philadelphia District Office
    801 Market St.
    Suite 1300
    Philadelphia, PA 19107
    (215) 440-2602
    www.eeoc.gov

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