Article 26 – Non-Discrimination

The University and the Union agree that in the application of the provisions of this Agreement there shall be no discrimination by the University or the Union against any member of the bargaining unit because of race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, civil union status, domestic partnership status, affectional or sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy or breastfeeding, sex, gender identity or expression, disability or atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait of any individual, liability for service in the Armed Forces of the United States, the nationality of any individual, the refusal to submit to a genetic test or make available the results of a genetic test, or any legally protected status. The protected categories listed above shall have the meaning as defined by the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination on the effective date of this Agreement. In addition, the University and Union agree that there shall be no discrimination by the University or Union on the basis of familial status, perceived disability, AIDS and HIV status, veteran status or membership or non-membership in or activity on behalf of or in opposition to the Union, or for any other reason prohibited by law.

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