Anyone acting pursuant to this act in the making of a report under this act shall
have immunity from any liability, civil or criminal, that might otherwise be incurred
or imposed. Any such person shall have the same immunity with respect to testimony given in
any judicial proceeding resulting from such report.
A person who reports or causes to report in good faith an allegation of child abuse
or neglect pursuant to section 3 of P.L.1971, c. 437 (C. 9:6-8.10) and as a result thereof is discharged from employment or in any manner discriminated
against with respect to compensation, hire, tenure or terms, conditions or privileges
of employment, may file a cause of action for appropriate relief in the family part
of the Chancery Division of the Superior Court in the county in which the discharge
or alleged discrimination occurred or in the county of the person's primary residence.
If the court finds that the person was discharged or discriminated against as a result
of the person's reporting an allegation of child abuse or neglect, the court may grant
reinstatement of employment with back pay or other legal or equitable relief.
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