NJ Discrimination Suit's Lessons To Employers Nationwide

Law360, New York (January 10, 2014, 1:18 PM EST) -- In a case that may have a broad impact, the New Jersey Appellate Division issued a decision on Dec. 24, 2013, upholding criminal charges against a former school board clerk who took hundreds of confidential documents for the alleged purpose of supporting discrimination, whistleblowing, and other claims against her employer.

The employee now faces trial for theft and official misconduct, despite her contention that her conduct constituted protected activity. The decision, State of New Jersey v. Saavedra, Docket No. A-1449-12T4 (N.J. Super. Ct., App. Div., Dec....
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