Workers' Comp Bias Rule Doesn't Allow Tort Claims, Court Says

Law360, New York (September 27, 2012, 5:40 PM EDT) -- A California appeals court found Wednesday that a hospital employee cannot bring a common-law wrongful termination suit over alleged violations of a state labor code rule that prevents employers from terminating or discriminating against employees who have filed workers' compensation claims.

The California Court of Appeal for the Third District sided with a lower court's ruling that a hospital housekeeper who was injured on the job in 2008 and was terminated a few months after cannot sue in trial court for a breach of Section 132a,...
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