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Deputy Sheriff Doesn't Get Back Pay for Time Spent Awaiting Decision

Tuesday, July 9, 2019 | 896 | 0 | 29 min read

A California appellate court ruled that an injured law enforcement officer was not entitled to back pay and benefits for time that his disability retirement was under consideration. Case: Thomas v. County of San Joaquin, No. C081970, 07/03/2019, unpublished. Facts: William C. Thomas worked for the San Joaquin County Sheriff's Office as a deputy and then as a sergeant. He started suffering from low back pain in 2009. In March 2011, Thomas injured his back at work. He filed a workers' compensation claim and began receiving benefits. In December 2011, an agreed medical examiner i...

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