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South Bound Brook quietly pays $100,000 to settle former police officer’s discrimination suit.

“Welcome Sign for South Bound Brook” by robotbrainz is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 On March 24, 2021, the Borough of South Bound Brook (Somerset County) agreed to pay $100,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by a former police officer and Purple Heart recipient who claimed that Borough officials retaliated against him for filing an […]

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Millville quietly paid out $95,000 to settle claim that police retaliated against a man who filmed them with his cell phone.

On January 28, 2021, the City of Millville (Cumberland County) agreed to pay $95,000 to a local man who claimed that a police officer, who saw the man recording police activity with his cell phone, “invented a story” that led to the man being indicted for Aggravated Assault on a Police Officer–Third Degree. In his […]

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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 […]