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4 N.J.A.R. 407

Pineman, August L. v. Paramus, Borough of and Paramus Volunteer Fire Department
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Citation: 4 N.J.A.R. 407
Decision Date: 1981
Agency: DIVISION ON CIVIL RIGHTS
Synopsis: Petitioner contested the refusal of the Paramus Volunteer Fire Department to accept him as a fireman based upon an ordinance of the Borough of Paramus which provided a maximum age of 40 for volunteer firemen. The administrative law judge assigned to the case determined that such a local ordinance was in clear conflict with the State's Law Against Discrimination and thus must fail. In addition, the judge concluded that the Legislature has prohibited the establishment of a maximum age as a bona fide occupational qualification. Accordingly, the judge ordered that the maximum age provision be eliminated and that petitioner be permitted to become a member of the volunteer fire department. Susan L. Reisner, Deputy Attorney General, for petitioner (James R. Zazzali, Attorney General of New Jersey, attorney) Joseph S. DiMaria, Esq., for respondent
Citation Tracker adopted-Div, on Civil Rights; affirmed -App. Div., A-5336-80, 2/28/84 (unreported) [Updated through 1991]