Once again the Supreme Court has handed down a landmark ruling rejecting the decision by Panel I of the National Labor Court of Appeals on arbitrary grounds; it had ordered the Defendant to pay the Plaintiff ARS 8 million for a minor injury in his right-hand little finger with a 26% degree of disability.
Published in the magazine Consejo Digital on June 25, 2019
As a matter of fact, in Appeal on points of fact by Congeladores Patagónicos S.A. et al on accident under civil law (June 11, 2019) the Defendant was ordered to pay ARS 2 million, whose updated amount totals the abovementioned amount.
Lower Court No. 66 had rejected the complaint, and then Panel I of the Labor Court of Appeals revoked it and rendered the abovementioned decision. The Court had ignored that the Workers’ Compensation Act [Ley de Riesgos del Trabajo] establishes 5% degree of disability for the total loss of a little finger. As a result, the Supreme Court found that this decision is groundless, disproportionate and unreasonable. Seguir leyendo The Supreme Court Curbs the Excesses Committed by Labor Courts