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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 […]

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Collingswood Board of Education paid out $950,000 to settle family’s lawsuit claiming that school officials did not take proper steps to prevent pre-teen’s sexual assault.

On November 11, 2020, Camden County Judge Yolanda C. Rodriquez confirmed a settlement that called for the Collingswood school board to pay $950,000 to a Borough family who claimed that their twelve-year old daughter, despite their best efforts to have the school supervise the girl’s access to the Internet, used her school-issued laptop to chat […]

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Cumberland County confidentially paid out $150,000 to settle inmate’s claim that jail guards forced her “into numerous non-consensual sexual acts.”

On October 27, 2020, the Cumberland County Board of County Commissioners resolved to settle a 2017 lawsuit filed by a female Cumberland County Jail inmate who claimed that several corrections officers forced her to perform oral sex and to have sexual intercourse with them on “a nearly daily basis” and subjected her to other forms […]

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Wildwood Board of Education paid out $400,000 to resolve female custodian’s sex harassment claim.

On August 13, 2020, the Wildwood Board of Education (Cape May County) agreed to pay $400,000 to a high school custodian who claimed that she was sexually harassed and retaliated against by her supervisor and that senior school officials shrugged off her complaints. In her lawsuit, Donna M. Howard, a custodian at Wildwood High School, […]

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Monroe Township confidentially paid $75,000 to settle police lieutenant’s discrimination lawsuit.

On September 23, 2020, the Township of Monroe (Middlesex County) quietly paid $75,000 to settle a female police lieutenant’s discrimination lawsuit in which she claimed that she was wrongly passed over for promotion. Her suit also claimed that others in the “male-dominated and not racially diverse” agency referred to her as the “token black of […]