Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Anderson v. Save-A-Lot, Ltd. case brief

Anderson v. Save-A-Lot, Ltd. case brief summary
989 S.W.2d 277 (1999)

CASE SYNOPSIS
Defendants appealed from the Special Workers' Compensation Appeals Panel (Tennessee), which reversed and remanded the decision of the trial court, which granted summary judgment to defendants, in plaintiff's workers' compensation case.

CASE FACTS
Plaintiff was employed by defendant and alleged that she was sexually harassed on a daily basis by her immediate supervisor during the course of her employment. Plaintiff alleged that as a result of the harassing conduct, she suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder and depression and incurred medical expenses and was unable to work. Plaintiff filed a worker's compensation complaint seeking reimbursement for her medical expenses and lost earnings. She also filed a complaint alleging violations of the Tennessee Human Rights Act, Tenn. Code Ann. § 3-21-101 et seq. (1998) and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C.S. § 2000e et seq. The trial court granted summary judgment in favor of defendants. The Special Worker's Compensation Appeals Panel reversed the decision of the trial court.

DISCUSSION

  • On appeal, the court affirmed the decision of the trial court granting summary judgment to defendants. 
  • The court found that plaintiff failed to demonstrate that her alleged injury arose out of her employment.
CONCLUSION
The court affirmed the decision of the trial court granting summary judgment to defendants, because plaintiff failed to show that her alleged post-traumatic stress disorder and depression arose out of the course of her employment.

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