odd-lot doctrine

Definition of "odd-lot doctrine"
  1. A legal principle used in workers' compensation law that allows a worker, who is not entirely incapable of performing any work but for whom there is no reliable job market for their services, to be deemed fully disabled
How to use "odd-lot doctrine" in a sentence
  1. Under the odd-lot doctrine, the injured construction worker could be regarded as entirely disabled as there was no stable market for the type of work he could perform.
  2. The court applied the odd-lot doctrine, acknowledging the claimant's total disability due to the unavailability of suitable jobs in the market.
  3. Because of the limited job opportunities for her specialized skills, she was considered fully disabled under the odd-lot doctrine.

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