Hebert v. Irving Lumber

Date: 6/30/15
Summary: Panel affirms HO Elwin’s denial of petition for discrimination. Employer’s testimony that employee’s history of three work injuries (including two over a six-month period) constituted 20% of the reason for his termination did not, as the employee claimed, establish discrimination as a matter of law. The panel found that this testimony formed an adequate basis for the hearing officer to conclude that the employee was fired for his cavalier attitude about safety, rather than for filing workers’ compensation claims.

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