N.J. Court Nixes Religious 'Humor' At Work

Law360, New York (August 5, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Setting New Jersey's standard for what constitutes religious harassment at work, the state's high court has reversed an appellate court's ruling that anti-Semitic slurs at a police department were mere “teasing” and didn't engender a hostile work environment.

The Supreme Court of New Jersey unanimously ruled on July 31 that a Jewish police officer's claims that he was repeatedly taunted over his religion met the standard necessary for all discrimination claims: They would offend a “reasonable” person of his faith.

The court didn't award damages, however,...
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