Last week, the New Jersey Supreme Court agreed to address whether the protection against marital status discrimination under the state’s Law Against Discrimination (LAD) serves to prevent an employer from discharging an employee “because of the anticipated effect of [the] employee’s imminent divorce on the workplace.”  As detailed in our monthly newsletter, the Appellate Division recently answered this question in the affirmative and, in so doing, for the first time “interpret[ed] ‘marital status’ to encompass the state of being divorced.”  The case—Smith v. Millville Rescue Squad—is sure to receive attention in the coming months.  Stay tuned…