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
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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