6th Circuit Amends Damages Award in Fired Undocumented Worker Case

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An employer can’t be held liable for back pay for a state law retaliation claim during a period when the former employee lacked lawful immigration status to work in the United States, the 6th Circuit (which covers Kentucky and Tennessee employers) recently ruled. The appellate court affirmed, however, the employer could be found liable for subsequent damages arising after the former employee gained lawful employment authorization.

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Ricardo Torres began working for Precision Industries in January 2011. He was fired in September 2012 after filing a

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