Injured worker not properly accommodated

The grievor had been injured and was being accommodated. When she refused to take on school yard supervisory duties that were outside her medical restrictions, she was disciplined. The grievance was upheld, but only minimal damages were awarded.
By Mark Rogers
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 02/27/2012

After returning to work following a significant injury, a worker grieved when she felt pressured to perform tasks beyond her physical capabilities.

V.C. was a teacher employed by a district school board. In the fall of 2008 she suffered a wedge fracture to her spine when she was thrown from a horse.

She returned to work on Sept. 22, 2008, teaching three or four days a week. V.C. took Wednesdays off and additional time to rest as needed.