The NJLAD has prohibited unlawful racial discrimination since its enactment and much of this law was shaped during the civil rights era of the 1960’s. In this regard the NJLAD prohibits differential treatment because of a person’s color, creed, ancestry or race. Likewise, the law also prohibits retaliation for complaints about discrimination based on these characteristics. Although the law protects individuals of minority races from being treated differently, it also protects those individuals from harassment such as race-based name-calling, ethnic slurs, and other derogatory remarks of a racial nature. If you feel that you have been the victim of racial discrimination or harassment contact an experienced employment lawyer at Kurkowski law for a free consultation today.