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Police Dispatcher Was Not Entitled To Workers’ Compensation Benefits For Psychiatric Injury

Sonoma State Univ. v. WCAB, 142 Cal. App. 4th 500 (2006) Lesley Hunton worked as a police dispatcher for Sonoma State University for 14 years before filing a workers’ compensation claim in which she alleged an injury to her psyche arising out of and in the course of her employment. Hunton complained that the frequent … Continue Reading

Employee Who Suffered Psychiatric Injury From Workplace Investigation Is Not Entitled To Workers’ Comp Benefits

Northrop Grumman Corp. v. WCAB, 103 Cal. App. 4th 1021 (2002) Robert C. Graves filed a workers’ compensation claim for psychiatric injuries he allegedly sustained following an investigation into his alleged racial discrimination against a subordinate employee whom he supervised at Northrop Grumman. The workers’ compensation judge (and the WCAB) found that the psychiatric injury … Continue Reading
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