Not on My Turf! Veering off the Course of Employment While Travelling to and From Work
11.22.2022 Catherine Cavenagh Blog
In a recent unpublished decision, Hoots v. (Dollar General), IWCC, 2022 IL App (4th) 220441WC-U), the Appellate Court agreed with the Commission that Petitioner failed to show that her accident occurred in the course of her employment. Petitioner was not considered a traveling employee simply because she commuted to work. Further, the employer did not own, maintain, control, or direct Petitioner to traverse in the area in which the injury occurred.