No. 82-2225.

116 Wis.2d 298 (1983)

341 N.W.2d 721

INTERNATIONAL HARVESTER, a foreign corporation, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. The LABOR & INDUSTRY REVIEW COMMISSION and Michael J. Joseph, Defendants-Respondents.

Court of Appeals of Wisconsin.

Decided November 16, 1983.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

For the plaintiff-appellant there were briefs and a supplemental brief and oral argument by Daniel J. Stangle of Otjen & Van Ert, S.C., of Milwaukee.

For the defendants-respondents there were briefs and oral argument by Dennis H. Wicht of Gillick, Murphy, Gillick & Wicht, of Milwaukee, and a supplemental brief and oral argument by Bronson C. La Follette, attorney general, and Lowell E. Nass, assistant attorney general.

Before Scott, C.J., Brown, P.J., and Robert W. Hansen, Reserve Judge.


This is a worker's compensation case. The Labor and Industry Review Commission found that an employee, Michael Joseph, sustained an employment-related mental injury, nontraumatically caused. The employer correctly states the law that such claims may not be allowed, as a matter of policy, unless resulting from "a situation of greater dimensions than the day-to-day emotional strain and tension which all employees

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