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Senator Removes Age, Genetic Characteristics from Apportionment Discrimination Bill

  • State: California
  • Topic: WEST
  • - Popular with: Legal
A California lawmaker las week amended a bill to eliminate language that would have prohibited appor…

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Jeff Bigonger Jun 21, 2021 a 6:12 am PDT

A persons age or a condition that someone is born with should not be used in the apportionment process. It has always been my belief that you take the injured worker as you find them. Unfortunately a workers right to full compensation has been whittled away throughout the years and we have to get back to basics.

James Witkop Jun 21, 2021 a 7:44 am PDT

With the elimination of age and genetics this is largely a symbolic bill. I've never seen apportionment to most of the remaining characteristics.

Ernest Buongiorno Jun 21, 2021 a 7:39 am PDT

I could almost understand age related degenerative conditions. ( everyone gets old ). But GENETIC PREDISPOSITION! C’mon. That makes no legal sense whatsoever. This one will surely be

John Don Jun 21, 2021 a 8:25 am PDT

The science of epigenetics is showing that regardless of our genetic blueprint - the environment plays a significant factor in our eventual development. Too many times I have see doctors apportion to a worker's genetic make up without doing any genetic studies of the worker and despite the fact that there is no evidence of genetic predisposition in the family.

If you study two twins, one who is a piano teacher and the other a construction worker - you will invariably find different exposures to injurious events. To say it's all genetics is not a scientifically proven given here.

Anne Bazel Jun 21, 2021 a 10:48 am PDT

Taking out the most important characteristics making this Bill basically useless. I have never seen apportionment to any of the remaining factors.

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