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No compensation for teachers injured during lunch-time sportsNovember 24, 2013

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B.C. teachers may become increasingly reluctant to participate in sports games with students at lunch time as a result of recent decisions from the Workers’ Compensation Appeal Tribunal.

The tribunal has disallowed compensation claims on two occasions from teachers who were injured during staff-vs-students games, noting the activities were not part of the teachers’ job description.

“Teachers should be aware that if they choose to participate in recreational, exercise or sports-related activities outside of instructional time, their WCB claim may not be accepted if they are injured,” the B.C. Teachers’ Federation (BCTF) says in a recent publication.

“Refer to your local president for advice on this matter if you participate in these kinds of recreational activities at your school.”

The decisions do not affect coaches or school team supervisors, the union notes.

Find the BCTF article here.

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