DE Judge: Deported Immigrant Still Entitled To Workers’ Comp | Delawareonline.com | Sean O’Sullivan | 10/25/12

Map of the USA highlighting the Delaware Valley

Map of the USA highlighting the Delaware Valley (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

WILMINGTON— An employee who is injured on the job – even if he or she is living in the country without legal permission and falsified paperwork to gain employment – is entitled to workers’ compensation, according to a first-of-its kind ruling in Delaware.

The decision by Superior Court Judge Jerome O. Herlihy came in the case of Delaware Valley Field Services against 47-year-old Saul Melgar Ramirez, who has been deported to Honduras. It affirmed an earlier ruling by the state Industrial Accident Board.

Attorneys for Delaware Valley Field Services, a company that does maintenance and property management on foreclosed homes for banks, are appealing the ruling to the Delaware Supreme Court.

For full article see: Deported immigrant wins case, Oct 25, 2012 |  By Sean O’Sullivan The News Journal.

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