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Can my employer fire me if I miss work due to the coronavirus?

Last Updated: 04/17/2020

The State of New Jersey has passed legislation that prohibits an employer -- during the ongoing Public Health Emergency and State of Emergency -- from terminating or refusing to reinstate an employee who has, or is likely to have, an infectious disease which requires the employee to miss time at work.

An employee who requests or takes time off from work, based on the recommendation of a medical professional, may not be terminated or refused reinstatement if the employee is likely to infect others in the workplace.

You can report a possible violation of this law through the New Jersey Department of Labor's Division of Wage and Hour Compliance in Englishor Spanish.

Source: https://www.nj.gov/governor/news/news/562020/20200320e.shtml