The state Supreme Court on Thursday, June 30th, ruled that a worker cannot be fired or discriminated against because they are separated from or divorcing their spouse.
New Jersey’s highest court voted 6-0 in favor of Robert Smith, who alleged was fired in February of 2006 by his boss from Millville Rescue Squad. He was married to another member of the squad when his wife found out he had an affair with another co-worker. CEO John Redden insisted that Smith find a way to reconcile with his wife to prevent this mess from interfering with their work. Seven months later, Smith told him that the reconciliation was hopeless, and Redden fired him. Smith testified that Redden said he believed Smith and his wife would have “an ugly divorce.”
If you or someone you know is considering a divorce from their spouse, the services of a qualified legal representative can be a tremendous assistance during this difficult time. Contact the Monmouth County divorce attorneys of the Law Office of Andrew A. Bestafka, Esq. today at (732) 898-2378.