Employers, whether they are public or corporate, must follow certain rules in order to keep up with their responsibilities regarding employees such as securing workers’ compensation insurance.
With regards to public employees, those that are injured by another public employee are not able to file a civil claim but only workers’ compensation claims. This is because all state employees are considered to be under the single entity of the state as an employer. Corporate employers are considered to be one person so that workers’ compensation claims can be filed against the company as a whole. The definition of an employer does not include nonprofit organizations.