Category Archives: Post-Termination Defense

THE POST-TERMINATION DEFENSE AND THE PSYCH CLAIM

An employer may receive notice that a disgruntled former employee has filed a workers’ compensation claim alleging a psychiatric injury after being fired or laid off. However, the employer may not necessarily be liable for the claimed injury thanks to the post-termination defense pursuant to Labor Code Section 3208.3(e). The legislature has specifically enacted a […]

POST-TERMINATION DEFENSE UNDER LABOR CODE SECTION 3600(A)(10): WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Imagine that you fired or laid off an employee. A few months later, you receive notice that the former employee has filed a workers’ compensation claim. Can they really do that? The short answer is ‘yes’—and it happens far more often than most people realize. At the same time, not all claims filed after termination […]

POST-TERMINATION DEFENSE AND THE CUMULATIVE TRAUMA CLAIM

by Ricky Halladay Have you ever received notice of a workers’ compensation claim by an injured worker after they were terminated from employment? This is not a unique situation, and in fact, occurs more often than one would think. Labor Code section 3600(a)(10) states, when the claim for compensation is filed after notice of termination […]