The Denver Daily News reports that the Colorado Legislature is considering legislation that would limit when workers’ compensation insurers can spy on claimants. According to the article,
The bill would prohibit an insurer or employer from spying on workers who have submitted claims unless the insurer or employer has a “reasonable basis” to suspect the employee has committed fraud. Employees would be allowed to request an expedited hearing before an administrative law judge to challenge the surveillance.
The legislation was drafted to address alleged abuses of surveillance by insurers in the state. If made into law, penalties of $1,000 per day of surveillance would be assessed.