Verga v. WCAB, 159 Cal. App. 4th 174 (2008)

Rosemary Verga sought workers’ compensation benefits for an alleged psychiatric injury she sustained while working for United Airlines. However, the WCAB found Verga was not actually subjected to harassment or persecution. Instead, she was “a difficult person to get along with [who was] impolite, unpleasant, and co-workers never knew when she might get upset.”

Pacific Gas & Elec. Co. v. WCAB, 114 Cal. App. 4th 1174 (2004)

Clifford Bryan filed a workers’ compensation claim against Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E) after he was forced to leave work in October 2001 due to the stress of his job in interacting with customers who did not like the company and due to the financial problems affecting PG&E during that

Atascadero Unified School Dist. v. WCAB, 98 Cal. App. 4th 880 (2002)

The employee in this case filed an application for workers’ compensation benefits in which she alleged that she had suffered a psychological injury as a result of workplace gossip about her extramarital affair with a coworker. The Court of Appeal annulled the ruling of the WCAB that was in favor of the