Workers' Compensation

CA: Employer's Management Representative Allowed to Attend Injured Worker's Deposition

Amador Padilla v. Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority, PSI

Discovery--Depositions--Employer Representatives--WCAB, in a majority opinion, granted defendant's petition for removal from WCJ's order limiting type of employer representative allowed to attend deposition of applicant with 12/15/2007 injuries to his neck, shoulders, elbows, wrists, hand, back and psyche to a representative from human resources/claims management and precluding applicant's manager or co-worker from attending, when WCAB found that applicant did not show that he would be subjected to unwarranted annoyance, embarrassment or oppression so as to support exclusion of employer's management representative from his deposition, and there was no statutory basis for such exclusion. © Copyright 2010 LexisNexis. All rights reserved.

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Source: Calif. Workers’ Comp. Appeals Board