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Tchoukadarian: LC §132 Claims and Lost Wages

Monday, June 20, 2016 | 1058 | 0 | 5 min read

In the case of Victoria Lacheta v. Olympic Security Services (2014 Cal. Wrk. Comp. P.D. LEXIS 324), applicant prevailed in her wrongful termination claim against her employer. However, she failed to sustain her burden of entitlement to lost wages six years after the initial findings and award. This case poses two questions:  Does the WCAB have the jurisdiction to alter an award five years after a date of injury? What exactly does the applicant have to show in substantiating a claim for lost wages?  Labor Code §132a states in pertinent part: “(1) Any employer who...

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