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Exclusivity Didn't Bar Worker's Suit for Damages From Rape, Robbery by Colleague

By WorkCompCentral

Thursday, August 31, 2017 | 660 | 0 | 0 min read

The Tennessee Court of Appeals ruled that the exclusive remedy provision of the Workers’ Compensation Act did not bar a worker’s tort suit over the injuries she sustained during the course of a robbery and rape by a cook at the restaurant where both were employed. Case: Doe v. P.F. Chang’s China Bistro, No. W2016-01817-COA-R9-CV, 08/29/2017, published. Facts: A female employee filed suit against P.F. Chang's China Bistro in 2011, seeking tort damages for injuries she received during the course of a robbery and rape by a coworker. The employee, who filed suit under the ...

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