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Lazy Employee

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Recently, my wife’s business was sued by a former employee who sued after my wife terminated her due to client and co-worker complaints. The girl sued for punitive and compensatory damages because she was pregnant at the time. Never mind that my wife has had and still has pregnant women working for her in a female dominated industry, a hair salon.

Lucky for my wife her workers comp covered our attorney fees and the settlement, but it cost my wife nearly $10,000 out of pocket for initial defense attorney fees. The problem with it is that in New Jersey state law prohibits companies from subpoenaing employee work history in ”discrimination” lawsuits. Had this not been in the law, we would have not had to spend that kind of money.

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