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Sexual assault by co-worker: Is that covered by workers’ comp?

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In this new ruling, a court said an employee who was sexually assaulted on company property can sue her employer in court. This case serves as a lesson for all employers: You can’t argue that every on-site employee injury is subject to the exclusive and limited remedies available under state workers’ compensation law. With punitive damages hanging over their heads, employers now have real incentives to protect their employees from bad hires.

 

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Becky L. Bales March 23, 2013 at 4:30 am

Background checks are indeed important. It saves a company avoid major problems in the future from any kind of charges against them.

- http://www.socialservicesliability.com/

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