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Court Has Jurisdiction Over Worker's Tort Suit for Sexual Assault

Thursday, May 23, 2024 | 0

The North Carolina Court of Appeals ruled that the Industrial Commission did not have exclusive jurisdiction over a worker’s injury claim based on alleged sexual assault by a work-release inmate training him for his job. Andrew Alderete began working for Sunbelt Furniture Xpress Inc. in December 2019. Sunbelt also employed inmates in a North Carolina Department of Corrections prison work-release program. Sunbelt assigned Danni Billips, an inmate who was part of the work-release program, to train Alderete. Alderete claimed that he observed Billips intoxicated at work on ...

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