Q: Employee had a knee surgery have a medical leave collecting money from L and I but he is gambling until 3.am is that ok
A: The issue is this. Is the worker not telling the truth about his injury. Is he defrauding anyone? If he knee has a problem that prevents him from working, then who cares what he does sitting down, whether it is gambling, sleeping or watching T.V. Are his off-work activities inconsistent with the injuries he is claiming?
Jeff Merrick, Oregon Trial Attorney
Injury & Employment Law
The above is not legal advice. I cannot give you sound advice without knowing more information. It is intended to raise some issues for you to discuss with your own lawyer.
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