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N.J. Supreme Court says refusal to renew former college dean's contract was age discrimination

New Jersey Real-Time News
By Peggy Ackermann/Statehouse Bureau
June 01, 2010, 9:48PM

TRENTON — Refusing to renew a contract with a worker because of age violates New Jersey’s anti-discrimination law, the state Supreme Court ruled today.
The decision, in the case of a former college dean who worked under a series of multi-year contracts, says the law applies as it would to an "at will" employee.
Citing significant public interest, the court issued a ruling even though former college dean Rose Nini and Mercer County Community College settled and were seeking to have the case dismissed after the justices heard oral arguments.

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