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Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action, and Anti-Discrimination

Everyone who comes to court should be treated with respect. The New Jersey's Courts' Office of Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action (EEO/AA Office) addresses complaints of harassment and discrimination by or against court employees, court users, or others involved in the court process. The EEO/AA Office also works to maintain a diverse workforce. 

  • The EEO/AA Office cannot give legal advice
  • The EEO/AA Office cannot interfere in a court case or a judge's decision
  • The EEO/AA Office cannot change the judge assigned to your case

Send complaints for discrimination

To make a discrimination complaint, contact the statewide EEO/AA office or your local EEO/AA Office. You can also complete an EEO complaint form and send it to , or mail it to: 
Tonya Hopson, Chief, Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Officer

Administrative Office of the Courts
Richard J. Hughes Justice Complex
25 Market Street
Trenton, New Jersey 08625

EEO/AA Frequently Asked Questions

    • Q. What if I have an EEO complaint against someone who does not work for the NJ Courts?

      Contact the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission at 800-669-4000 and/or the NJ Division on Civil Rights at 833-653-2748.

    • Q. Will my EEO complaint be kept confidential?

      The EEO/AA Office seeks to protect your privacy. However, during the EEO/AA process it may be necessary to discuss the complaint with others who may have relevant information. The New Jersey Courts' Anti-Discrimination Policy Statement prohibits retaliation against anyone who reports discrimination.

    • Q. How do I make an EEO complaint against an attorney?

      Contact the Office of Attorney Ethics  OAE by phone at  609-815-2924 ,or by email, .

More EEO/AA Information

The New Jersey Courts' Anti-Discrimination Policy Statement explains discrimination protections.

The New Jersey Courts' EEO/AA Master Plan outlines the responsibilities of all court employees for ensuring equal treatment by the court system.

The New Jersey Courts' EEO Complaint Procedures Manual outlines the steps followed when a discrimination complaint is made.

Read the Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Plan.