With the hunting season nearing full swing, is it open season on injured workers?
Apparently school districts have annoucned that injured teachers and school employees are costing the districts too much in workers compensation claims. A determined effort will be made, apparently, to compel injured school employees to do other jobs until they are able to return to their regular job, or to cajole injured employees to return to work immediately, regardless of whether they are healed.
Does this make sense? Is it fair to assume that every person injured on the job is probably exaggerating and cheating? It would appear that injured workers can expect to be hounded and harrassed until they either quit or drag themselves back to their job, healed or not healed.
The school administrators might save substantial costs if they regularly inspected their buildings, premises, and policed their hallways and classrooms to be sure that the premises are in a safe condition for the safety of not only the school employees, but the students as well. It might be refreshing for an administrator to actually try and prevent an injury, instead of pre-judging an injured employee.