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Worker Can't Sue Employer for Failing to Protect Her From Recurrence of Mental Illness

By WorkCompCentral

Friday, August 10, 2018 | 189 | 0 | 11 min read

The North Carolina Court of Appeals ruled that a bank employee could not pursue a civil suit against her employer and supervisor for their alleged failure to provide a safe workplace that would protect her against a recurrence of mental illness. Case: Jones v. Wells Fargo Co., No. COA18-96, 08/07/2018, unpublished. Facts: Debra Jones began working at a Wells Fargo bank in June 2012. Before she was hired, Jones informed the bank that she had been receiving Social Security disability payments for a mental illness, but she wanted to return to the workforce. In June 2013, Jones suffered a relap...

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