CA Gov. Vetoes Bill Preventing Denial Of Claim Based On Discriminatory Characteristics

                               
Sacramento, CA (CompNewsNetwork) - This bill would prevent a workers' compensation claim from being denied or impacted by an apportionment determination because the employee's injury or death was related to the employee's race, religious creed, color, national origin, age, gender, marital status, sex, or genetic characteristics. This measure, like Senate Bill 1115 (2008), which Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger previously vetoed, would significantly undermined the state's workers' compensation apportionment reforms of 2004. In addition, although this measure purports to address instances where a workers' compensation claim was improperly denied when a hate crime was committed against an employee, this issue has been addressed by Assembly Bill 1093, which was signed last year.
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