A “wall of secrecy” that attorneys for Montclair Township tried to erect in the Montclair chief financial officer’s whistleblower case came tumbling down.
Council members and Stafford will not engage with one another, though residents may speak before the meeting begins.
Montclair lawyers are fearful of prolonged and costly litigation with the embattled township manager, the council members say.
Acting Township Attorney Paul Burr’s contract extended two months.
Nancy Erika Smith joins another Montclair lawyer, Nesmith Smith, in representing Padmaja Rao, in her discrimination lawsuit against Township Manager Timothy Stafford.
The Faulkner Act ensures Stafford three months of pay, a period that began with the preliminary resolution passed early Wednesday morning.
Township Manager Timothy Stafford has been given notice that he is subject to removal in 30 days.
Amended lawsuit says mayor sought retribution following harassment complaint against the township manager.
Law firm’s investigation reviewed in closed session
The claims by two former Montclair employees come in support of lawsuits against Stafford and the township
Richie Chevat says he was wrong.
Juliet Lee, former deputy township clerk, alleges in her lawsuit that Township Manager Timothy Stafford created a “hostile work environment.”