Nondisclosure Doesn't Bar Convict's Bias Suit

Law360, New York (June 17, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A sheriff's officer who failed to disclose that he had been convicted decades earlier of stealing and breaking and entering should not have been precluded from pursuing an employment discrimination complaint, the New Jersey Supreme Court has ruled.

The May 28 decision overturned a lower state court ruling that the officer was obligated to reveal the conviction, and that his failure to do so disqualified him from both the job and the right to file employment-related lawsuits.

The case involves John Cicchetti, who was employed as...
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