Dismissal of Complaint Based on Joint-Employer Liability Theory

On August 10, 2012, the New Jersey Superior Court granted our motion, filed in lieu of an Answer, to dismiss the employment discrimination claims against our client. The sole basis for suing our client was the plaintiff’s joint-employer liability theory, whereby our client, who was merely a contractor on the job site, was alleged to have exercised substantial control over the plaintiff’s employment. Fortunately, before we had to defend the frivolous claims any further, the Court agreed with our motion and ended the litigation at a very early stage.