Matter of Wydra v City of Rochester


Petitioner was terminated from employment as police officer, and discontinued payment of benefits.

Petitioner experienced depression and anxiety due to, at least in part, by work-related incidents.  It was improper to further analyze whether she suffered from PTSD.  The decision that the petitioner’s disabilities were not caused by job duties and that the petitioner should not be eligible for benefits under the City Charter’s equivalent of section 207-c lacked substantial evidence.  The petitioner’s termination as being caused by absences due to a non-work injury, must be annulled as it is proved here that it is a work-related injury.