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NJSIG Employment Practices Hotline (NEPHA)

All districts that have their Errors and Omissions coverage with NJSIG are entitled to use our Employment Practices Hotline at no additional charge. This is a valuable service that can help you avoid making bad employment decisions that can lead to costly lawsuits. When you are considering taking adverse employment action against a member of your staff, please be sure to contact the hotline and get their input first. An experienced attorney will thoroughly review the issues and promptly provide you with a written report as to a recommended course of action.

10 Good Reasons to Call the Employment Practices Hotline

On a daily basis, school administrators face many difficult decisions in dealing with their employees. Our Employment Practices Hotline can help you make the right decision and avoid future legal liability. All districts that have their Errors and Omissions coverage with NJSIG are entitled to free use of the hotline.

Here are 10 common situations that you may face where the hotline can help:

  1. Requests for Family Medical Leave
  2. Requests for Pregnancy Leave
  3. Requests for Disability Accommodations
  4. Coworker or Supervisor Harassment Allegations
  5. Discrimination Complaints
  6. Progressive Discipline (when to move to the next step)
  7. Acquisition of Tenure
  8. Reductions in Force
  9. Employee transfers
  10. Physical and Psychological Evaluations

This is not intended to be a comprehensive list. When you have concerns regarding a difficult employee decision, call the hotline.

Call the Hotline: 201.623.1223

The hotline is operated by the law firm of Cleary, Giacobbe, Alfieri and Jacobs. Only a Superintendent, Business Administrator or Head of Human Resources may make the contact.

View the NEPHA flyer