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N.S. court rules stress from workplace investigation not eligible for workers’ compensation claim

Monday, July 16, 2018 @ 1:21 PM | By Terry Davidson

Clarifying when workers’ compensation does not cover post-traumatic stress was the focus of a failed appeal by a Maritime police officer claiming harm from being criticized for the death of a woman in custody.

The Nova Scotia Court of Appeal, in the July 6 decision of Henderson v. Nova Scotia (Workers’ Compensation Appeals Tribunal) 2018 NSCA 59, upheld a tribunal’s denial of a claim by Truro Police Service supervisor Sterling Lee Henderson, who was in command when an intoxicated Victoria Rose Paul suffered a fatal stroke while...