The pandemic brought pandemonium to many New Jersey workplaces. With the second-largest outbreak in the country (behind only New York) and being the most densely populated state, New Jersey was hit particularly hard by the pandemic, giving rise to a number of employee lawsuits.
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Unlike New York City courts, the New Jersey courts never restricted filings of new complaints, so there has been a steady stream of COVID-19-related lawsuits. Almost all of them are filed under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD) and/or the Conscientious Employee Protection Act (CEPA) regardless of the underlying allegations.