The case of a deputy sheriff in New Jersey who lied to get his job and then lodged a suit over on-the-job harassment is testing the New Jersey Supreme Court’s reputation for liberality in anti-discrimination law.

The court heard arguments Monday in Cicchetti v. Morris County Sheriff’s Office, A-102-06, which puts New Jersey’s Law Against Discrimination squarely at odds with the public policy in favor of honesty and integrity in government workers.

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