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Hudson County Community College paid $250,000 to settle former college vice president’s whistleblower lawsuit.

On August 4, 2021, Hudson County Community College paid $250,000 to its former vice president of administrative services who claimed that he was fired for blowing the whistle on alleged contract fraud involving college vendors. In his lawsuit filed on June 13, 2016, Thomas Brodowski, who served as the college’s vice president of administrative services […]

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Gloucester Prosecutor’s Office quietly paid $165,000 to settle female detective’s sex discrimination lawsuit.

On December 10, 2021, Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office confidentially paid $165,000 to a female County Detective who claimed that it “has long been a hostile work environment for [her] as female and gay.” The suit names former Prosecutor Charles A. Fiore and the woman’s direct supervisor, Lieutenant Robert Hemphill, as defendants. In her lawsuit filed […]

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Branchburg quietly paid $325,000 to settle female cop’s sex discrimination lawsuit.

On February 15, 2022, Township of Branchburg (Somerset County) confidentially paid $325,000 to a female police sergeant who claimed that she was retaliated against and forced out of her career for reporting police supervisors who allegedly sexually harassed two other female employees. In her lawsuit filed on October 9, 2020, Christine Auleta claimed that she […]

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Two former teachers quietly settle three lawsuits with Harrison Township School District. All parties released each other with no money changing hands.

In 2019, two teachers filed a “whistleblower” lawsuit against the school district. The district responded by suing the two teachers in federal court for allegedly accessing its Google Drive illegally. In 2021, one teacher sued the district for an OPRA violation after which all parties released each other and dismissed all three lawsuits without payment. […]