|Findings of Probable Cause - After concluding an investigation, the DCR Director is required to determine whether probable cause exists to credit a complainant's allegation of discrimination. Probable cause for purposes of LAD analysis has been described as a reasonable ground for suspicion supported by facts and circumstances strong enough to warrant a cautious person to believe that the law was violated and that the matter should proceed to hearing.
Here are some examples of recent findings of probable cause issued by the DCR Director:
Conversely, the Director might determine that there is no probable cause to support the allegations of discrimination. If the Director issues a finding of No Probable Cause, then that determination is deemed a final agency order subject to review by the Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division.
Here are some examples of recent findings of no probable cause issued by the DCR Director: