CASE NO. 4295 CRB-01-00-09
COMPENSATION REVIEW BOARD
WORKERS’ COMPENSATION COMMISSION
JANUARY 18, 2001
The claimant has petitioned for review from the September 8, 2000 Finding and Dismissal of the Commissioner acting for the Eighth District. In that Finding and Dismissal the trial commissioner dismissed the claimant’s claim regarding an alleged violation of § 31-290a C.G.S. which prohibits discrimination against claimants who pursue their rights under our Workers’ Compensation Act. This tribunal has repeatedly held that the Compensation Review Board lacks jurisdiction over appeals relating to Sec. 31-290a, as that statute specifically provides: “Any party aggrieved by the decision of the commissioner may appeal the decision to the Appellate Court.” Rondini v. Tectonic Industries, 10 Conn. Workers’ Comp. Rev. Op. 210, 1231 CRD-6-91-5 (Dec. 4, 1992); Morales v. Hydro Conduit Corp., 13 Conn. Workers’ Comp. Rev. Op. 10, 2155 CRB-6-94-9 (Oct. 17, 1994); see also Erisoty v. Merrow Machine Co., 11 Conn. Workers’ Comp. Rev. Op. 131, 1639 CRB-6-93-2 (June 25, 1993), aff’d., 34 Conn. App. 708 (1994), Motion for Reargument Denied (7/20/94), cert. denied, 231 Conn. 908 (1994).
The appeal is therefore dismissed.
John A. Mastropietro, Chairman
Compensation Review Board
Workers’ Compensation Commission