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If someone has been emotionally abused by their supervisor

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If someone has been emotionally abused by their supervisor and yet they are a manager themself, for the state, is it true they can not be put on workmen's comp. while they are in treatment, but rather can be fired?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Employment Law
Expert:  Law Educator, Esq. replied 1 year ago.
Thank you for your question. I look forward to working with you to provide you the information you are seeking for educational purposes only.
It is not true. A manager has the same rights to workers compensation for a job related injury as does any other employee. Oregon law provides that mental stress causing mental health issues that can be proven to have been caused by employment are covered by workers compensation insurance.
Your husband still should have an attorney and if he cannot afford an attorney you need to go to legal aid and also contact the Oregon Bar to seek the pro bono attorneys in the area. Also, most workers compensation attorneys do not charge up front fees, so you need to look a bit more because it is very odd that any attorney who handles workers compensation cases would charge up front fees when they know their clients do not have income. You need to look some more for a local workers compensation attorney.