Pa. High Court OKs Workers' Comp Disclaimers For 3rd Parties

Law360, Philadelphia (April 26, 2013, 2:58 PM EDT) -- The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a lower court decision finding that a disclaimer in an employment contract preventing an employee from suing a third-party customer for injuries sustained at work was valid.

In a 5-to-1 decision, the high court ruled that Sunoco Inc. was not subject to a negligence claim filed by an employee of Allied Barton Security Services, which provided security at a Sunoco refinery.The employee, Sabrina Bowman, argued that the disclaimer violated a public policy aim laid out in the state’s Workers...
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