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Husband Fired Wrongfully in My Mind - Need Advice

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What is the name of your state? New Jersey

I am very angry and need some advice on this.

My husband worked for a company for almost 1 year. He is too open with his personal business and I am mad at this but too late. Now.....

He went to apply for a job that required a TB skin test. This test came back positive which then he was instructed to see his doctor for a chest xray. This came back negative which means he was exposed to TB some time in his life but it didn't infect him. So his doctor told him to go about his normal life. He said he is not infected and he should not worry about it anymore. Well... he didn't pursue this job because he was hired somewhere else. While working one day, a co-worker (a volunteer firefighter) was talking about different scares he had in his FF career and so my hubby was telling him about the TB scare. Well 10 months later this co-worker got "concerned" and mentioned this to the boss. Well the boss called my hubby in and asked a bunch of questions. He told him that they were sending him for a chest xray to be sure that he didn't have this and if everything came back negative, that everything would be fine. The chest xray came back negative, so this means he doesn't have this disease. Well the employer said they still feel he lied on his pre-employment screening because he checked off "NO" to "do you have any of the following infectious diseases", with TB listed as one. If he doesn't have the disease, as was proven by the chest xray, why should he have checked "Yes"?

Ok well he was terminated. He applied for unemployment, and was denied. First of all they didn't just deny him, they made him go through a phone interview because they found this case to be bizarre. So they went through the phone interview and denied him. He put in for an appeal and had a phone appeal with the judge and the employer. The judge said for the employer to provide proof that he had this disease. Of course without an attorney we can't see the documents but how could they provide proof if the chest xrays came back negative? Because he was still denied by the appeals tribunal. The person my husband spoke to told him to reappeal it. I just don't want to waste any more time or stress out over it any longer if we are going to be shot down again.

I am going to look into an attorney but really can't afford one and was wondering what anyone else thinks about this.

All help is appreciated.

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