NJ High Court Will Hear Racial Employment Harassment Suit

Law360, New York (October 28, 2013, 9:15 PM EDT) -- The Supreme Court of New Jersey on Monday agreed to consider whether the state’s bias crime statute was unconstitutionally applied to the case of a municipal worker accused of committing bias intimidation against a black co-worker, though the biased intent of his actions was unproven.

New Jersey’s high court granted certification to David Pomianek, a Gloucester Township employee who was convicted of bias intimidation after allegedly taunting his black co-worker Steven Brodie after Brodie had been locked in an equipment closet against his will.

Pomianek was...
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