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Judge Tosses Lawsuit Accusing Comp System of Gender Bias

By WorkCompCentral

Friday, March 24, 2017 | 1295 | 0 | 0 min read

A Los Angeles Superior Court judge has tossed a proposed class action predicated on the idea that the California workers' compensation system is biased against women. Judge Carolyn Kuhl on Tuesday determined she lacked jurisdiction to address the merits of the arguments put forth by Janice Page, Dorene Hansen, Leticia Gonzalez and the Service Employees International Union. They claim the California comp system unlawfully discriminates on the basis of gender, since it provides female workers with lower awards of permanent disability benefits than their male counterparts, and because ...

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