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Court Overturns Denial of Benefits to Worker for Psych Injuries From Harassment

Monday, October 12, 2020 | 558 | 0 | 131 min read

A New York appellate court overturned a decision of the Workers’ Compensation Board that denied benefits to a computer technician for a psychological injury allegedly caused by an abusive supervisor. Case: Matter of Qureshi v. Rite Aid Corp., No. 529773, 10/01/2020, published. Facts: Abid Qureshi worked for the Rite Aid Corp. as a computer project technician. He filed a workers’ compensation claim, asserting that stress from the harassment he endured at his workplace caused him to develop depression and anxiety. Qureshi testified that his supervisor began discriminating aga...

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