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Court Upholds Denial of Benefits for Worker Fired for Dishonesty

By WorkCompCentral

Friday, December 29, 2017 | 385 | 0 | 0 min read

A New York appellate court upheld the denial of benefits to a worker for an alleged injury he reported after being fired for misconduct. Case: Matter of Bagnato v General Electric, No. 524250, 12/28/2017, published. Facts and procedural history: Ricci Bagnato worked for General Electric. He allegedly injured his shoulder in June 2014 while moving a piece of equipment known as a stator bar horse. After General Electric terminated Bagnato in July 2014, he filed a workers’ compensation claim. A workers’ compensation judge awarded benefits, but the Workers’ Compensation Board...

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