Attorneys Robert B. Woodruff and Kieran M. Dowling recently settled an employment matter on behalf of a police officer. The plaintiff police officer was subjected to unlawful discrimination based on race by the defendants. The defendants created a hostile work environment through severe, pervasive, and regular instances of racial discrimination.
The defendants also retaliated against the plaintiff for reporting and opposing discrimination, sexual harassment, and employee abuse and intimidation in the workplace. Defendants’ conduct violated New Jersey’s Law Against Discrimination.(N.J.S.A. 10:5-12).
The parties settled the matter for $80,000.00. Additionally, the plaintiff was placed on terminal leave with full benefits until November 2024.