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Tinton Falls quietly settles police sergeant’s discrimination suit by promoting him and paying his attorney fees.

On October 21, 2020, the Borough of Tinton Falls (Monmouth County) agreed to promote a police sergeant to lieutenant and pay him $35,000 for his attorney fees to settle his Law Against Discrimination (LAD) suit provided that he “submits an irrevocable retirement letter” effective February 1, 2022 and applies to the State for his pension. […]

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Commercial Township School District paid $220,000 to settle four employee discrimination suits.

On May 9, 2019, the Commercial Township School District (Cumberland County) approved an agreement that paid four district school employees, all in their 40’s or 50’s, $220,000 to settle lawsuits that claimed that the district’s former Superintendent and school board members created a hostile work environment for them “due to [their] age, sex, and/or gender […]

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Burlington County, together with lawyer, paid $40,000 to resolve library official’s discrimination and whistleblower lawsuit.

On September 3, 2020, Burlington County and a lawyer agreed to pay a former assistant library director $40,000 to resolve her lawsuit that alleged, among other issues, that library officials retaliated against her after she “overreacted” by directing a staff member to call 911 when a “noxious odor” invaded the library and caused several people […]

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Salem City School District paid $55,000 to settle gay school social worker’s discrimination lawsuit.

On October 14, 2020, the Salem City School District (Salem County) paid $55,000 to settle 2018 lawsuit filed by gay school social worker who claimed he was harassed by his supervisor and fellow employees after he told the supervisor that he was taking foster parenting classes. According to the lawsuit, his supervisor and fellow employees […]

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Pinelands Regional and Bass River Boards of Education paid out $200,000 to settle former phys ed teacher’s gender discrimination lawsuits.

On August 24, 2020, the Pinelands Regional School District and Bass River Township School District together paid $200,000 to a former substitute physical education teacher who claimed that she was twice passed over for permanent teaching positions. The teacher claimed that the man who served both districts as Supervisor of Athletics was predisposed to hire […]