Megan Dougherty Presented a CLE Program on Termination for Cause

Megan L Dougherty

MEGAN L. DOUGHERTY focuses her practice on workers’ compensation and has worked with many self-insured clients, carriers and TPAs. She has experience handling workers’ compensation matters for numerous employers with a focus on defending matters for construction companies and hospitals. In addition, Ms. Dougherty makes sure to maintain constant contact with employers, brokers and adjusters to utilize a team approach for handling matters. Ms. Dougherty helps her clients through aggressive and...

Friday, November 07, 2014

12:30 PM

Philadelphia Bar Association
1101 Market Street
11th Floor Conference Center
Philadelphia, PA 19107

The Termination Determination: Is Termination for Cause a Bar to Recovery of Workers' Compensation Benefits?

Workers' Compensation Section CLE Program 

Featured Speakers:
Hon. Debra Lee Bowers
Workers' Compensation Office of Adjudication

Megan L. Dougherty, Esq.
The Chartwell Law Offices, LLP

Jeffrey S. Gross, Esq.
Batt & Gross

Andrew J. Edelberg, Esq.
Aivazoglou & Mikropoulos

An analysis of the complicated issues involved when a workers' compensation claimant is fired for cause. Is termination of employment for cause a bar to the receipt of benefits? Is an award of wage loss benefits dependent upon the timing of the termination for cause? What types of employee behavior constitute "bad faith"? Is the current case law consistent with the most recent Pennsylvania Supreme Court reasoning?
These issues will be explored through an interactive presentation.

This topical conversation will highlight the following, among other topics:
- Whether termination for cause is a bar to the receipt of workers' compensation wage loss benefits 
- An analysis of relevant cases with an emphasis on the factual circumstances 
- A discussion of the interaction between unemployment compensation and workers' compensation 
The program has been approved for 1.0 Substantive CLE credit. Participants wishing to receive the CLE credit will be required to pay a fee of $25.00 for members of the Philadelphia Bar Association admitted for more than five years and $20.00 for members of the Philadelphia Bar Association admitted for less than five years. Interested parties may attend and purchase lunch through the Philadelphia Bar Association.
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