Whistleblower - School Official's Case Will go to Trial
A former school district official can have a jury decide her claim that she was fired for questioning whether proper procedures were followed in hiring a school superintendent. A state appeals court on Wednesday reversed summary judgment for the defendants and remanded the case for trial, Hallanan v. Township of Fairfield Board of Education, A-2585-10. The court held the record reflected that Lynne Hallanan, the Fairfield school board's affirmative action officer, had a reasonable belief that the board had not complied with its own guidelines and State rules in its selection of the superintendent of schools without an open competitive bidding process.
SCHOOL OFFICIAL'S WHISTLEBLOWER CLAIM CAN BE BASED ON STATE PUBLIC POLICY
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