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