City of Pleasantville, NJ
Atlantic County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Pleasantville 5-15-2000 by Ord. No. 9-2000. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Administration of Government — See Ch. 4.
Personnel policies — See Ch. 44.

§ 20-1 Definitions.

As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
EMPLOYEE
This term is defined to mean the same as the term is used in the City of Pleasantville Personnel Policies and Procedure Ordinance.

§ 20-2 Notice requirement.

Any employee who receives notice of a lawsuit or threat of lawsuit or incident that could give rise to legal action must immediately notify their department head and the City Administrator, verbally and in writing, and follow the procedure outlined in Section 8.6 of the city's Personnel Manual. The notice shall contain the date, time, people involved, nature of injuries (if any) and a detailed description of the occurrence.

§ 20-3 Options.

The city shall have the option to:
A. 
Immediately provide for, at the city's expense, the defense and any indemnification for any monetary liability incurred.
B. 
Provide reimbursement to the employee for defense costs incurred if the defense is successful.
C. 
The city shall not pay for any punitive damage award or provide a defense or indemnification for liability resulting from any act committed by an employee if:
(1) 
The act is determined to be a willful, wanton or malicious act/omission or an act/omission constituting actual fraud.
(2) 
If the act/omission committed by the employee is a crime.
(3) 
If the act/omission is not within the scope of employment.

§ 20-4 Punitive damages.

The city shall not indemnify, reimburse or in any way be responsible for the payment of punitive damages under this section.