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Searles v. Town of West Hartford/Board of Education

CASE NO. 4396 CRB-1-01-5

COMPENSATION REVIEW BOARD

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION COMMISSION

JUNE 6, 2001

SUZANNE SEARLES

CLAIMANT-APPELLANT

v.

TOWN OF WEST HARTFORD/BOARD OF EDUCATION

EMPLOYER

RESPONDENT-APPELLEE

DISMISSAL OF APPEAL

The claimant has petitioned for review from the May 15, 2001 Finding and Dismissal of the Commissioner acting for the First 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 § 31-290a C.G.S., 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 (July 20, 1994), cert. denied, 231 Conn. 908 (1994).

The appeal is therefore dismissed.

John A. Mastropietro, Chairman

Compensation Review Board

Workers’ Compensation Commission

Workers’ Compensation Commission

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