$1.25M for Jewish man who said co-workers told him he ‘killed Jesus’

By Steve Strunsky |sstrunsky@njadvancemedia.com|

Wall Township settled a suit with a former employee charging he was the victim of anti-Semitic discrimination

Wall Township officials agreed to a $1.25 million settlement of a lawsuit by a former employee who charged that coworkers and superiors taunted him with anti-Semitic slurs and Nazi propaganda, “on a near-daily basis.”

The settlement stems from a suit filed in October 2015 by Brandon Jacobs, a tax and utility clerk who began working for the township in 1999 and later went on disability. Jacobs is Jewish.

The suit, filed in state Superior Court in Ocean County, named the township as a defendant, asserting that the township improperly permitted a hostile work environment to persist, causing distress and economic harm to Jacobs.

The Township Committee authorized the settlement by resolution at its May 23rd meeting. The resolution does not address the allegations in the suit, and several Wall officials said they were advised by the township attorney not to comment on the case publicly.

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