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Work Comp Commission Had Exclusive Jurisdiction for Sexual Assault Claim

Monday, March 20, 2017 | 697 | 0 | 2 min read

A worker who claimed she was sexually assaulted by her supervisor should have taken a negligence claim against her employer to the Workers’ Compensation Commission, not the county court, because workers’ compensation may be her exclusive remedy, the Arkansas Supreme Court ruled.  Case: Truman Arnold Cos. v. Miller County Circuit Court, No. CV-16,233, 03/16/2017. Facts and procedural: Teresa Jones alleges that she was sexually assaulted by her store manager, John Kelly, in a car wash of a Truman Arnold convenience store where she worked.  Jones initially filed suit agai...

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