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Violation Of A Written Work Rule Still Constitutes A Voluntary Abandonment Precluding Temporary Total Disability Compensation

In State ex rel. Booth v. Indus. Comm., 2013-Ohio-5392, a claimant with an allowed workers’ compensation claim was terminated for violating a written work rule prohibiting employees from engaging in direct competition with the employer, which sold cable services.  While on restricted duty, the claimant offered to sell cable to a former employee of the company.  The court of appeals found the claimant’s conduct violated the company’s written policy.  Therefore, the claimant’s termination constituted a voluntarily abandonment from employment, which precluded compensation.  Read the full decision here.

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