NJ Justices Nix Employer Time Limits On Worker Bias Suits

By Jeannie O'Sullivan (June 15, 2016, 10:25 AM EDT) -- The New Jersey Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that employers can't impose restrictions on the time frame an aggrieved worker has to file a discrimination claim, handing a victory to a former Raymours Furniture Co. Inc. employee who alleged he was fired because of his disability.

The justices' unanimous ruling upended trial and appellate court decisions that the retailer's six-month time restriction on claims didn't violate New Jersey's Law Against Discrimination, which sets a two-year statute of limitations on lawsuits. The Appellate Division had focused on the general principle of a broad right to form a contract, the opinion said, but...

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