Appellate Division Affirms Township’s Decision To Remove Police Officer From Employment

November 16, 2011

View the article (pdf) Genova Burns recently secured a favorable decision in the Appellate Division of the Superior Court of New Jersey for client Woodbridge Township. The case addressed a public employer's ability to terminate an employee for unbecoming conduct occurring outside of the workplace. The Court ultimately affirmed a decision by the Civil Service Commission, which upheld the Township's removal of a police officer following his role in a bar fight while off-duty. Genova Burns Associates Nicholas J. Repici and Lawrence Bluestone represented Respondent, Woodbridge Township.