N.J. Admin. Code § 13:4-1.4 - Definitions

The following words and terms, when used in this chapter, shall have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise.

"Administrative law judge" means any person appointed pursuant to N.J.S.A. 52:14F-4 or 52:14F-5(m) and assigned by the Director of the Office of Administrative Law to preside over contested cases and other proceedings.

"Aggrieved person" includes any person who

1. Claims to have been injured by a discriminatory practice; or

2. Believes that such person will be injured by a discriminatory housing practice that is about to occur.

"Attorney for the Division" means an attorney appointed or assigned by the Attorney General of New Jersey.

"Complainant" means any person filing a verified complaint alleging discrimination under the Law Against Discrimination, N.J.S.A. 10:5-1et seq., or the Family Leave Act, N.J.S.A. 34:11B-1et seq.

"Director" means the Director of the Division on Civil Rights who shall act for the Attorney General of New Jersey as chief executive officer of the Division in their place and with their powers.

"Division" means the State Division on Civil Rights, Department of Law and Public Safety.

"Electronically" means through the New Jersey Civil Rights and Bias Incident System (NJCRBIS), available at www.njcivilrights.gov, or through another electronic means specified by the Director.

"Investigator" means any employee of the Division designated by the Civil Service Commission as "Investigator, Division on Civil Rights" or any person designated by the Director to perform investigative tasks.

"Investigatory files" means all pleadings, dispositions and orders relating to the verified complaint and all materials, documents, notes, statements, communications, including electronic communications, and recorded proceedings made or received by the Division during the course of the Division's investigation of the verified complaint.

"Office of the Division" means the offices located at 31 Clinton Street, Newark, New Jersey; 140 East Front Street, Trenton, New Jersey; 1325 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, New Jersey; 5 Executive Campus, Cherry Hill, New Jersey; and any additional offices that may from time to time be established and listed on the Division's website, www.njcivilrights.gov.

"Position statement" means a legal brief or other writing that, in narrative fashion, responds to the allegations in a verified complaint, as well as explains the respondent's version of the facts and identifies specific documents and witnesses supporting its position.

"Respondent" means any party charged with unlawful discrimination under the Law Against Discrimination, N.J.S.A. 10:5-1et seq., or the Family Leave Act, N.J.S.A. 34:11B-1et seq.


N.J. Admin. Code § 13:4-1.4
Amended by R.2011 d.073, effective 2/22/2011.
See: 42 N.J.R. 2571(a), 43 N.J.R. 436(a).
In definition "Office of the Division", substituted "that" for "which" and updated the Division's web address.
Amended by 52 N.J.R. 2109(a), effective 12/7/2020

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