A scuffle between a man and a lady coworker in an Edmonton office building didn’t end well for their employer.
According to witnesses, words were exchanged and hostilities escalated until onlookers were compelled to physically separate the two combatants.
After the dust settled, the male employee vented his frustration on a nearby office door, striking it with his fist and breaking multiple bones in the process. His subsequent WCB claim was accepted on the grounds that the injury arose out of, and in the course of, his employment duties.
The injured worker’s employer chose not to appeal WCB’s decision and has since incurred some $60K in claims costs. Employers are well advised to learn from this missed opportunity for a full cost refund.
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