At work 3 workers fired all have MS. Can we sue?
State/Country relating to Question: New Jersey
Contacted one lawyer. No case
Hello. If the three workers who were let go can successfully demonstrate that the reason they were terminated is because they all have MS, then those workers will have a claim for discrimination based upon discrimination of one of the Title VII protected classes -- race, gender, Disability, sexual orientation, age (over 40), or religion. These workers can bring a claim with the local office of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) without using a lawyer if they are unable to obtain a lawyer and the EEOC will investigate the accusations and determine whether or not the workers have a viable claims. If the EEOC finds that there is a cause of action here, it will issue a "right to sue" letter and the employees can then file suit in regular District Court for damages against the employer. Here is an internet link to the NJ area EEOC office where a claim can be started by the employees: http://www.eeoc.gov/field/newark/index.cfm
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