Ousted county official says she was fired after raising privacy concerns

NEWTON — Sussex County’s former human services administrator says she was wrongfully demoted and eventually fired after accusing her replacement of not securing confidential child support records.

Sarah Balzano lost her job in March. She is seeking unspecified compensatory and punitive damages in a lawsuit filed Sept. 18 in Superior Court and obtained Thursday by NJ Advance Media.

Named as defendants are Sussex County and Carol Novrit, the county’s administrator of the health and human services department, along with up to 25 other unnamed individuals.

The 12-page lawsuit outlines Balzano’s swift rise and fall in county government.

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Source: NJ.com Sussex

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