Injuries & Representation

Q: If I get injured on the job, can I request union representation?

A: Yes, you have the right to representation during any investigative interview. This includes when discussing any accident / injury as well as during any medical exam or urinalysis testing.

Q: Does the employer’s representative have to be in the room during the medical exam with the doctor / nurse?

A: No, and it is recommended that they are asked to leave the room if they attempt to enter. There has been many occasions where the employer’s representative adds pressure to the doctor / nurse to give a clean bill of health even though the patient is injured. I bet you could guess why they would do this…