Benefits to Parole Officer's Alleged Psychological Injuries Due to Sexual Harassment

In Heath v. Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole, 869 A.2d 39, 44 fn3 (Pa. Cmwlth.), petition for allowance of appeal denied, 586 Pa. 730, 890 A.2d 1061 (2005), a parole officer alleged she suffered psychological injuries due to sexual harassment by a supervisor. The parole officer was denied benefits under the Workers' Compensation Act. She then requested benefits under the Heart and Lung Act. The parole board accepted the recommendation of the hearing examiner and denied benefits pursuant to the doctrine of collateral estoppel. This Court agreed "that the principle of collateral estoppel precludes Claimant re-litigating whether she is entitled to benefits for those injuries under the Heart and Lung Act." Heath, 869 A.2d at 46.