New Jersey Revised Statutes § 30:4c-27.21 - Immunity From Liability On Use Of Background Information.

30:4C-27.21 Immunity from liability on use of background information.

6. a. A facility that has received an employment application from an individual or currently employs a staff member shall be immune from liability for acting upon or disclosing information about the disqualification or termination of that applicant or staff member to another facility seeking to employ that individual if the facility has:

(1)received notice from the department or the facility's board of directors, as applicable, that the applicant or staff member has been determined by the department or the board of directors to be disqualified from employment at a facility pursuant to this act; or

(2)terminated the employment of a staff member because the individual was disqualified from employment at the facility on the basis of a conviction of a crime pursuant to section 4 of this act after commencing employment at the facility.

b.A facility that acts upon or discloses information pursuant to subsection a. of this section shall be presumed to be acting in good faith unless it is shown by clear and convincing evidence that the facility acted with actual malice toward the individual who is the subject of the information.


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