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Injured Nurse Can Pursue Disability Discrimination Claim

By Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 | 345 | 0 | 0 min read

The New Jersey Supreme Court last week ruled that an injured nurse could move forward with her disability discrimination claim, as there was a triable issue as to whether she had been terminated because she was unable to perform her job without posing a risk of harm to herself or others. Though the court said it was “cognizant of the need for safe work environments,” an employer cannot terminate a disabled employee who fails to satisfy the employer’s physical lifting requirements without showing that “its standards relate to the employee's duties and that no reason...

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