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Court Sides with Business in Shortened Statute of Limitations

New Jersey Employment Attorneys Discuss Workers’ Rights In April of 2010, Sergio Rodriguez injured his knee while delivering furniture for the moving company where he had worked for three years. Diagnosed with a torn meniscus, Rodriguez was forced to take a leave for reparatory surgery. Rodriguez returned to light work in September, and then to unrestricted work two weeks after that. Three days later, the moving company instituted a company-wide layoff, letting a total of 102 workers go, including Rodriguez. In July of 2011, Rodriguez filed suit against the movers, alleging that he was discriminated against because of his disability and let go in retaliation for having submitted a workers’ compensation claim. Rodriguez believes that his former employer acted in violation of the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (LAD) as well as the New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Act, which contains specific anti-retaliation provisions. Each has a two-year statute of limitations…
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