Is that worker being honest about the extent of his injuries? (Toughest HR Question)

Employers may have grounds to challenge veracity of compensation claims
By Colin Gibson
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 01/21/2015

Question: How should an employer handle a situation where it suspects that an injured worker who is off work and receiving workers’ compensation benefits is not being honest about the extent of his injury?

Answer: Employees who make workers’ compensation claims are expected to be honest and forthright in their dealings with their employer and with the applicable workers’ compensation tribunal. In some situations, however, an employer may feel it has grounds to challenge the veracity of an employee’s workers’ compensation claim.