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Applicant's Psychological Distress from Denial of Job Did Not Constitute Work-Related Disability

Monday, November 30, 2020 | 1725 | 0 | 179 min read

A California appellate court ruled that a county employee who is found to be unqualified for a new position, and who then suffers a psychological disability triggered by the failure to obtain that position, is not entitled to a service-connected disability retirement. Case: Marquez v. Los Angeles County Employees Retirement Association, No. B295673, 11/24/2020, unpublished. Facts: Edward Marquez worked for the County of Los Angeles as an officer for the Office of Public Safety for almost 20 years. During that time, he sustained a number of orthopedic injuries, mainly to his spine. Marquez r...

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