functions are immune from liability unless their actions violate clearly established or constitutional rights of which they should have known. Some courts have instituted a two-part test to determine if qualified immunity should be recognized: first, whether the alleged behavior specifies a clear constitutional violation; and second, whether the constitutional standard was applicable at the time of the alleged violation. The burden is on the plaintiff to show that qualified immunity should be granted.
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Book title: Social Work and the Courts: A Casebook.
Contributors: Daniel Pollack - Author.
Place of publication: New York.
Publication year: 2003.
Page number: 64.
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