In New Jersey, public entities and their employees are offered numerous protections and immunities from civil liability for tort actions by the State’s Tort Claims Act, N.J.S.A. 59:1-1, et seq. New Jersey’s Governor, Phillip Murphy, recently signed a bill into law that will eliminate some of those protections in cases involving allegations of sexual abuse or assault.
Public Employers and Employees
We provide legal defense representation to municipal entities and employees throughout New Jersey. Our clients include public agencies working in the fields of law enforcement, corrections, health care, education and overall public welfare. We represent school administrators, teachers, school boards, government and/or municipal administrators, law enforcement officials, police officers, corrections officers, as well as all manner of other professionals from all areas of the public business arena.
We regularly counsel our clients on such issues as:
- Civil rights and the workplace
- Monell Claims / claims raised as to municipal entities
- Title VII of the Civil Rights Act
- Federal Claims of Civil Rights Violations by State employees
- Immunities afforded to public employees
- Legal Defense Initiatives on behalf of municipal agencies
- Defense of law enforcement officers
- Defense of corrections officers
- Defense of sheriff’s officers
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