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1st DCA Revives Injured Worker's Claim of Disability Discrimination, Retaliation

By WorkCompCentral

Thursday, November 29, 2018 | 990 | 1 | 21 min read

A California appellate court revived an injured worker’s claim of disability discrimination and retaliation against his former employer, finding triable issues as to whether he was capable of performing the essential functions of his position, and questions about the legitimacy of his employer’s reason for firing him. Case: Christensen v. Pacific Bell Telephone Co., No. A150787, 11/27/2018, unpublished. Facts and procedural history: Randy Christensen worked as a splicing technician for the Pacific Bell Telephone Co. Splicing technicians install and maintain wires, cables an...

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