going and coming rule
- A principle denying workers' compensation to an employee for injuries endured while traveling to or departing from their place of employment
- The going and coming rule denied the employee's claim for injuries sustained during his commute to work.
- Jane was hurt in a car accident on her way back from work, but the going and coming rule prevented her from receiving workers' compensation.
- Because of the going and coming rule, an employee's injuries from a slip and fall in the parking lot on her journey home were not covered by workers' compensation.