In contrast, Montee, in her October 26, 2013 lawsuit (on-line here), claims that she was wrongfully terminated by Henderson because she complained about special needs children, including her sister's children, being supervised by non-certified aides. She claims that whenever her sister contacted the school to complain about how the sister's children were educated, Henderson would become very upset and order Montee to "stop talking to parents", specifically her sister, about what goes on at school. She claims that she was fired "for making a comment of a personal and private nature to a third party in a conversation that [she] reasonably believed to be confidential in nature."
Montee's lawsuit, which bears Docket No. OCN-L-3835-13, remains active and is scheduled for a case management conference on February 13, 2015, 11 a.m. before the Hon. Arnold B. Goldman.
Montee is represented by Benjamin B. Brenner of the Carroll Law Firm in Galloway while the school board and Henderson have Garrick R. Slavick of Berry Sahradnik Kotzas & Benson of Toms River as their lawyer.