NJ Justices Force Employers To Play Long Game In Bias Rows

By Jeannie O'Sullivan (June 16, 2016, 7:29 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey Supreme Court decision Wednesday sinking employer time limits on worker discrimination claims eradicates the certainty that such contractual restrictions could provide businesses over possible suits, forcing companies to think long when it comes to document retention and other litigation precautions, attorneys say.

The justices ruled that the six-month litigation time limit spelled out in an employment application for Raymours Furniture Co. Inc. and signed by plaintiff Sergio Rodriguez ran counter to the state's Law Against Discrimination, which allows two years for aggrieved workers to file court claims under the statute. In a lawsuit filed nine months after he...

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