New Jersey Supreme Court Vacates Arbitration Award in Favor of Tenured Teacher

On February 21, 2017, the New Jersey Supreme Court announced its decision in Bound Brook Board of Education v. Glenn Ciripompa, Dkt. No. A-57-15. Glenn Ciripompa, a tenured high school math teacher, was brought up on tenure charges that alleged first, that he electronically sent and received inappropriate sexual content using his District-issued laptop and iPad, and second, that he engaged in harassing behavior towards his female co-workers. The charges were heard before an arbitrator, who ultimately determined that the District proved the former but did not meet its burden on the latter, as the teacher’s behavior did not create a hostile work environment as defined by the Court in Lehmann

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