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Volunteer Worker's Waiver of Liability Didn't Bar Personal Injury Suit

By WorkCompCentral

Monday, November 19, 2018 | 0

A New York appellate court ruled that a volunteer employee should not have been barred from bringing a personal injury claim against his employer, even though he had signed a waiver of liability for such claims before he began working. Case: Richardson v. Island Harvest, No. 2016-01028, 11/14/2018, published. Facts: In January 2012, Sean Richardson applied for a warehouse assistant position with Island Harvest in an unpaid volunteer position. Richardson signed an agreement that confirmed he was a volunteer and that he would not attempt to hold Island liable for any bodily injuries he s...

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