Gerber & Holder Workers’ Compensation Attorneys - Scholarship Essay Competition

Gerber & Holder Workers’ Compensation Attorneys, a top-rated Atlanta workers’ compensation law firm, is proud to support students of all ages and background(s) in their pursuit of higher education.

We offer this privately funded scholarship to help create opportunity for the next generation of Americans and because we know every little bit helps!

Deadline: May 20, 2024

2024 scholarship essay question

To enter our scholarship essay competition, answer the following question in 300-500 words:

Georgia law provides employers with an ultimate defense to a workers’ compensation claim in the event they can prove that an injured worker shows willful misconduct in their on the job actions, such as wanton and reckless disregard for safety procedures; however, there is no ability in Georgia for an injured worker to sue his employer in tort if they are injured on the job due to gross negligence.

Should an employee be allowed to sue an employer in certain instances, should the willful misconduct exclusion be eliminated? Why or why not?

Eligibility requirements
You must be a U.S. resident or resident alien who is currently enrolled in classes with a valid student ID at a U.S College or University.
Essays must be unique (not submitted elsewhere) and written by the scholarship application signator.
Only one submission per student will be considered.
All entries must be submitted in English.

Area of Study
External Third Party Scholarship