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Commission Doesn't Have Jurisdiction Over Pre-AWCA Retaliation Claim

By WorkCompCentral

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 | 398 | 0 | 0 min read

The Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled that the Workers' Compensation Commission does not have exclusive jurisdiction over a worker’s retaliatory discharge claim, based on alleged retaliation for an injury sustained before the effective date of the Administrative Workers’ Compensation Act. Case: Young v. Station 27, No. 113334, 09/12/2017, published. Facts: Kim Young suffered an on-the-job injury in January 2013. She filed a workers’ compensation claim and, 13 months later, was fired. Procedural history: Young filed suit against Go Mart and Station 27, asserting she had been...

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