Print/PDF

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.

News

  • Legal Update: Hot Topics with your host, attorney Mark BarnesRead more

Events

  • 2017 Labor & Employment Law Seminar Photo GalleryRead more

Newsletter Signup

Sign up for our quarterly publications Comp Connection, Safety Sense, and The Employer, receive seminar and webinar information, legal updates, and more.