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Distress suit for insults not barred by comp act (access required)

An overweight woman subjected to a steady stream of "fat jokes" by her boss may sue the company for intentional infliction of emotional distress, the Virginia Supreme Court has ruled. Because the alleged injuries were gradually incurred and caused by cumulative events, the lawsuit was not barred by the Workers' Compensation Act. The 5-2 opinion, which included ...

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