Understanding Legal Liability for Schools Under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination

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Host – David Nash, Esq., Director of Legal Education and National Outreach, FEA

Guest – John Worthington, Esq., Coordinator of Special Education Law, FEA

New Jersey has one of the most expansive anti-discrimination laws in the nation, which provides strong protections for students and staff members in our schools.  In this episode, participants will learn about the broad protections available under NJLAD, including protected categories, recent expansions and clarifications of those protections related to racial discrimination, protections from discrimination linked to hair type/style/texture, and gender equity, including equity in pay and protections for the rights of new mothers, and the various options available for raising a claim of discrimination against a school district.