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Exclusivity Barred Injured Housekeeper's Civil Suit for Retaliation

By Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)

Friday, September 28, 2012 | 0

Workers' compensation exclusivity barred a hospital housekeeper from suing her former employer in tort for allegedly terminating her in retaliation for her pursuit of benefits for an industrial injury. Case: Dutra v. Mercy Medical Center Mt. Shasta, No. C067169, 09/26/2012, partially published. Facts: Michelle Dutra worked for Mercy Medical Center Mt. Shasta as a housekeeper. She injured her back while pulling a linen barrel across a snow-covered alley on Jan. 31, 2008, and filed a workers' compensation claim that same day.Mercy terminated her that March. It told her this was...

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