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Affirmative Action

What is Affirmative Action?  

Affirmative Action is a State obligation requiring School  Districts to appoint an Affirmative Action  Officer, to coordinate and implement District efforts, to comply with State affirmative regulations and to promote a working and learning environment, free of discrimination and harassment on the basis of  race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender, religion, disability, or socioeconomic status.

State and federal laws protect individuals against discrimination based on race, creed ,religion, color, national origin/nationality, ancestry, age, sex/gender (including pregnancy), marital status/civil union /domestic partnership status, familial status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression,  atypical hereditary cellular  or blood trait, genetic information, disability (actual, perceived, or regarded as ) or liability for service in the U.S. Armed Forces /military status.

State law also requires that the Affirmative Action Officer serve as the District’s Title IX Coordinator. Title IX is a federal law prohibiting discrimination in schools based upon sex.  Sexual harassment is a form of discrimination.

The  State’s intent is to ensure that all students receive equal access to educational programs and services, and to ensure equality in employment and contract practices.

The Affirmative Action Laws protect you and your children from sexual harassment,  and other forms of harassment covered by the law.

 

 

 

Resources

web page Laws Prohibiting Employment Discrimination

 

N.J. Department of Law & Public Safety Fact Sheets

Age Discrimination:

English

Spanish

 

Disability Rights:

English

Spanish

 

Marital Status and Discrimination:

English

Spanish

 

Pregnant Women and Discrimination:

English

Spanish

 

Racial Discrimination:

English

Spanish

Arabic

Religious Discrimination:

English

Spanish

Arabic

Sex Discrimination:

English

Spanish

 

Sexual Harassment:

English

Spanish

 

Sexual Orientation:

English

Spanish

 

       

 

Luis M. Rojas, Jr.

Assistant Superintendent of Human Capital/Labor Relations & Affirmative Action
Office: (973) 321-0829
Fax: (973) 321-2300
Email: lrojas@paterson.k12.nj.us

Houry Yeganeh

Affirmative Action Supervisor
Office: 973-321-2397
Fax: 973-321-2300
hyeganeh@paterson.k12.nj.us

 

 

 

 

 

 
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