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WCAB's Rejection of Worker's Disability Discrimination Claim Didn't Bar FEHA Action

Friday, September 16, 2022 | 0

A California appellate court ruled that a decision by the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board denying a worker's claim for disability discrimination under Labor Code Section 132(a) did not have res judicata or collateral estoppel effect on her claims under the Fair Employment and Housing Act. Gurdip Kaur worked at a Foster Poultry Farms LLC chicken processing facility. On April 24, 2013, Kaur slipped at work while wearing company-issued rubber boots; she broke her left wrist. Kaur had surgery to address her broken wrist and went back to her regular position. Even though her do...

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