California: Former manager of Chipotle restaurant gets $8M for wrongful termination

A California jury has awarded nearly $8 million for wrongful termination to the former manager of a Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurant who had been accused in 2015 of stealing cash from a safe at the restaurant. The panel ruled that she was a victim of a defamation scheme for her filing a workers’ compensation claim […]

Man badly hurt in deadly crash fights for new prosthetic

A Santa Ana man who lost two friends and his leg in a work-related vehicle accident in 2013 says his case exemplifies what is wrong with California’s workers’ compensation system. According to his attorney, he has been fighting his insurer for months to replace his electronic prosthetic leg with a mechanical one. NBC Los Angeles

Eleven convicted for cheating Ohio BWC

An Ohio truck driver who worked for more than two years while collecting disability benefits was one of 11 convictions the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation recently secured, along with more than $515,000 in restitution ordered. Portsmouth Daily Times

Court: No workers’ comp for city employee hurt while smoking on break

The North Carolina Court of Appeals has ruled that an employee of the city of Raleigh is not entitled to collect workers’ compensation for a fall-related injury that he suffered while smoking an electronic cigarette in a city truck during a lunch break, on grounds that the fall did not arise from work duties. The […]