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Case: Individual Employment Rights/Workers’ Compensation (Tex. Ct. App., 8th Dist.)

Aug. 15, 2022, 7:15 PM

Schneider Electric USA cannot be held liable to a discharged temporary employee for her worker’s compensation retaliation claim under Texas law, when she pursued workers’ compensation benefits through her staffing agency employer, and she wasn’t covered under Schneider’s workers’ compensation insurance, a Texas appeals court held, reversing a trial court’s denial of summary judgment. The employee argued that Schneider Electric was liable under Chapter 451of the Texas labor code because it was engaged with the staffing agency in a “joint enterprise” which imputes liability to Schneider Electric, even though it didn’t insure her under its own workers’ compensation policy. The ...