New Jersey proposes anti-discrimination rules

Rules proposed for the Division of Consumer Affairs "will clarify and firmly establish that discriminatory conduct, bias-based harassment, and retaliation against individuals who exercise their rights under anti-discrimination laws constitute professional or occupational misconduct that may be grounds for disciplining a professional licensee, including by suspending or revoking a professional license or certificate."  The rules would apply to all 51 professions and occupations within the Division, supplementing the anti-discrimination regulations already in place at three of the boards (the Board of Social Work Examiners, the Alcohol and Drug Counselor Committee, and the Board of Psychological Examiners).

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