Workers' Compensation

New York: Special Employer Generally May Not Be Sued in Tort

Where a defendant contracted with Manpower Group US (Manpower) regarding the services of a worker and controlled and directed the manner, details, and ultimate result of the worker’s work, it was the worker’s special employer and, therefore, it was also immune from tort liability where the worker had received workers’ compensation benefits from the general employer, Manpower. In an affidavit offered at the time of a motion for summary judgment was argued, the worker indicated he had not been under the supervision of the defendant company. The court observed that the affidavit contradicted the worker’s own deposition testimony. Summary judgment in favor of the defendant/special employer was granted.

Thomas A. Robinson, J.D., the Feature National Columnist for the LexisNexis Workers’ Compensation eNewsletter, is co-author of Larson’s Workers’ Compensation Law (LexisNexis).

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See James v. Crystal Springs Water, 2018 N.Y. App. Div. LEXIS 5707 (Aug. 15, 2018)

See generally Larson’s Workers’ Compensation Law, § 100.01.

Source: Larson’s Workers’ Compensation Law, the nation’s leading authority on workers’ compensation law