Lawsuit Filed by Black NJ Teacher Alleges ‘Abusive and Hostile Treatment’

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A Black teacher who worked at a New Jersey Elementary School has filed a lawsuit for suffering “abusive and hostile treatment” during her time as an educator.

Tammy Jordan, a second-grade teacher who worked at Larchmont Elementary School in Mount Laurel, New Jersey filed a lawsuit in the US District Court of New Jersey on May 29 against the school, the Mount Laurel Board of Education, the school’s principal, and three of her former colleagues, according to a lawsuit viewed by The North Star.

The lawsuit states that Jordan, who was hired by the district on September 1, 2016, is the first Black teacher to be hired by the Mount Laurel School District since 1990. She resigned from her position in June 2018, according to the suit. Jordan stated that while she was working at the school, she experienced “onerous, abusive and hostile” working conditions.

“Defendants have avoided hiring…

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