Nissan’s return-to-work offer inadequate, Tenn. high court rules in comp case

 Tuesday, August 16, 2011

 Business Insurance

A factory worker is eligible for additional workers compensation benefits because Nissan North America Inc. did not provide her a “meaningful return to work” opportunity, Tennessee’s Supreme Court has ruled. The case of Alicia D. Howell vs. Nissan North America Inc. involved a dispute over benefits entitlement for a night-shift production line worker who required carpal tunnel surgery in 2006 and 2007. After a doctor released Ms. Howell to return to work, she resigned and alleged that the injury affecting here hands did not allow her to keep up with the assembly line work she was provided.
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