It shall be an unlawful employment practice, or, as the case may be, an unlawful discrimination:
The provisions of subsections a. and b. of section 57 of P.L.2003, c.246 (C.34:11A-20), and the provisions of section 58 of P.L.2003, c.246 (C.26:8A-11), shall not be deemed to be an unlawful discrimination under P.L. 1945, c.169 (C.10:5-1 et seq.).
For the purposes of this subsection, a "bona fide executive" is a top level employee who exercises substantial executive authority over a significant number of employees and a large volume of business. A "high policy-making position" is a position in which a person plays a significant role in developing policy and in recommending the implementation thereof.
For the purposes of this subsection, an unlawful employment practice occurs, with respect to discrimination in compensation or in the financial terms or conditions of employment, each occasion that an individual is affected by application of a discriminatory compensation decision or other practice, including, but not limited to, each occasion that wages, benefits, or other compensation are paid, resulting in whole or in part from the decision or other practice.
In addition to any other relief authorized by the "Law Against Discrimination," P.L. 1945, c.169 (C.10:5-1 et seq.) for discrimination in compensation or in the financial terms or conditions of employment, liability shall accrue and an aggrieved person may obtain relief for back pay for the entire period of time, except not more than six years, in which the violation with regard to discrimination in compensation or in the financial terms or conditions of employment has been continuous, if the violation continues to occur within the statute of limitations.
Nothing in this subsection shall prohibit the application of the doctrine of "continuing violation" or the "discovery rule" to any appropriate claim as those doctrines currently exist in New Jersey common law. It shall be an unlawful employment practice to require employees or prospective employees to consent to a shortened statute of limitations or to waive any of the protections provided by the "Law Against Discrimination," P.L. 1945, c.169 (C.10:5-1 et seq.).
In addition to the penalties otherwise provided for a violation of P.L. 1945, c.169 (C.10:5-1 et seq.), if the violator of paragraph (2) of subsection f. of this section is the holder of an alcoholic beverage license issued under the provisions of R.S.for that private club or association, the matter shall be referred to the Director of the Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control who shall impose an appropriate penalty in accordance with the procedures set forth in R.S. .
The provisions of this subsection shall not apply to any letter of credit, contract, or other document which contains any provision pertaining to employee-employer collective bargaining, a labor dispute or an unfair labor practice, or made in connection with the protest of unlawful discrimination or an unlawful employment practice, if the other provisions of such letter of credit, contract, or other document do not otherwise violate the provisions of this subsection.
For the purposes of this section "pregnancy or breastfeeding" means pregnancy, childbirth, and breast feeding or expressing milk for breastfeeding, or medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding, including recovery from childbirth.
For the purposes of this subsection, in determining whether an accommodation would impose undue hardship on the operation of an employer's business, the factors to be considered include: the overall size of the employer's business with respect to the number of employees, number and type of facilities, and size of budget; the type of the employer's operations, including the composition and structure of the employer's workforce; the nature and cost of the accommodation needed, taking into consideration the availability of tax credits, tax deductions, and outside funding; and the extent to which the accommodation would involve waiver of an essential requirement of a job as opposed to a tangential or non-business necessity requirement.
Comparisons of wage rates shall be based on wage rates in all of an employer's operations or facilities. For the purposes of this subsection, "member of a protected class" means an employee who has one or more characteristics, including race, creed, color, national origin, nationality, ancestry, age, marital status, civil union status, domestic partnership status, affectional or sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, sex, gender identity or expression, disability or atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait of any individual, or liability for service in the armed forces, for which subsection a. of this section prohibits an employer from refusing to hire or employ or barring or discharging or requiring to retire from employment or discriminating against the individual in compensation or in terms, conditions or privileges of employment.
N.J.S. § 10:5-12
Amended by L. 2018, c. 263,s. 1, eff. 1/8/2018.
Amended by L. 2018, c. 9,s. 2, eff. 7/1/2018.
Amended by L. 2017, c. 184,s. 3, eff. 8/7/2017.
Amended by L. , c. 220,s. 2, eff. 1/17/2014.
Amended by L. , c. 154,s. 1, eff. 8/28/2013.
Amended by L. 2007, c. 325,s. 2, eff. 1/13/2008.
Amended by L. 2006, c. 103,s. 88, eff. 2/19/2007.
Amended by L. 2006, c. 100,s. 9, eff. 6/17/2007.
Amended by L. 2003, c. 180, s. 12, eff. 1/1/2004.
Amended by L. 2003, c. 246, s. 12, eff. 7/10/2004.
L.1945, c.169, s.11; amended 1949, c.11, s.7; 1951, c.64, s.6; 1961, c.106, s.4; 1962, c.37, ss.7, 9; 1962, c.175; 1966, c.17, s.4; 1970, c.80, s.14; 1973, c.276; 1975, c.35; 1977, c.96, s.2; 1977, c.122, s.2; 1979, c.86, s.2; 1981, c.185, s.2; 1985, c.73, s.3; 1991, c.519, s.8; 1992, c.146, s.9; c. 126, s. 5; c. 179; c. 82, s. 3.