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No Work Disability Award for Employee Fired for Striking Supervisor

By WorkCompCentral

Thursday, September 21, 2017 | 535 | 0 | 2 min read

The Kansas Court of Appeals ruled that a meatpacking employee who was fired for striking her supervisor was not eligible for a work disability award for an injury that pre-dated the altercation. Case: Hernandez v. National Beef Packing Co., No. 117,351, 09/15/2017, unpublished. Facts: Yudid Hernandez began working for the National Beef Packing Co. in September 2009. She suffered a repetitive-trauma injury to her lumbar spine and filed an application for workers' compensation benefits in March 2014. In February 2015, Hernandez was involved in a physical altercation with her supervisor, R...

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