On Campus

Office of Employment Equity and Diversity
William Paterson University., Room 101B, Morrison Hall
Wayne, NJ 07470
Phone: 973-720-2389
Email: simsj@wpunj.edu
Hours: M-F 8:30-4:30
Area Served: William Paterson
Eligibility: All Faculty and Staff
Fees Charged: None

Handles all complaints regarding violations of the state policy prohibiting Discrimination, Harassment or Hostile Environments in the workplace. Also provides disability accommodations and conducts sexual harrassment and diversity trainings.


Off Campus

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
1 Newark Center, 21st Floor
Newark, NJ 07102
Phone: (973) 645-6383
Email: none
Hours: 8 am - 4:30 pm, Mon - Fri
Area Served: All Areas
Fees Charged: none

Provides information on and investigates charges of discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, age (over 40), sex biased wage disparities (equal pay), and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Pamphlets available.

Fair Housing Council of Northern New Jersey
131 Main Street
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Phone: (201) 489-3552
Hours: 9 am - 5 pm, Mon - Fri
Area Served: Northern New Jersey
Eligibility: Individuals and families of low income discriminated against due to sex, ethnicity, race, religion, disability, or national origin

Provides counseling in housing matters and legal representation for victims of discrimination in housing. Assists apartment seekers by doing telephone intake and screening and referral to in-house list of apartment complexes.

NJ Dept of Law & Public Safety/Division on Civil Rights
100 Hamilton Plaza, 8th Floor
Paterson, NJ 07501
Phone: (973) 977-4500 Paterson office, (609) 292-4605 Trenton office, (973) 648-2700 Newark office
Hours: 9 am - 5 pm Mon - Fri
Area Served: Passaic, Morris, Bergen, Warren, and Sussex counti
Eligibility: Individuals with complaints of discrimination

Handles discrimination complaints in employment, housing, and public accommodations; regarding race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, marital status, handicap, nationality, and liability for service in the armed forces of the US, sexual preference orientation, and Family Leave Act. No personal complaints. 180 days to file complaint. 18 months to investigate complaint.