The California Supreme Court has declined a request for review of the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board’s (WCAB) decision in Parrent v. SBC-Pacific Bell Telephone Company.
Sally Smith filed an Application for Adjudication of Claim alleging that she sustained an industrial injury to her psyche because she heard gossip in the work place that she had been having an extra-marital affair, that she’s a home-wrecker and a husband-stealer.
In the case of Victoria Lacheta v. Olympic Security Services (2014 Cal. Wrk. Comp. P.D. LEXIS 324), applicant prevailed in her wrongful termination claim against her employer; however, she failed to sustain her burden of entitlement to lost wages six years after the initial Findings and Award. This case poses two questions: (1) Does the … Continued
In Stolp v. California Department of Developmental Services 2015 Cal.Wrk.Comp. P.D. LEXIS 508, the WCAB affirmed the WCJ’s finding that the applicant peace officer’s claim for cumulative psychiatric and cardiovascular injury was barred by the lawful, good-faith, nondiscriminatory personnel action defense under LC 3208.3 and pursuant to the analysis in Rolda.
A challenge we have been facing since SB899 was enacted is whether the future earning capacity factor in the Permanent Disability Schedule is rebuttable.