NJ Court Finds No Reprisal For State Employee's Union Work

Law360, New York (October 11, 2013, 6:16 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey appeals court on Friday refused to overturn a Public Employment Relations Commission decision dismissing the complaint of a state Office of the Public Defender investigator who said she was twice suspended for protected union activity.

A three-judge panel with the state Appellate Division rejected arguments from Denise Cole that PERC's 2011 decision ran afoul of evidence in the case, public policy and the New Jersey Employer-Employee Relations Act. Cole, a shop steward in the Communications Workers of America, was hit with one- and...
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