Despite a yea committee vote on Thursday, a bill that would make ethnic and religious slights actionable under New Jersey state discrimination law will not make it through the Legislature this session.

The bill is aimed at countering a New Jersey Appellate Division ruling last February that found no cause of action for a worker taunted by anti-Semitic comments. The Assembly Labor Committee voted 4-0 to pass A-4209, which would amend the Law Against Discrimination to create one.

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