Hurt Workers Forced Into ‘Humiliating’ Jobs

Experts and injured worker advocates say the board’s return-to-work program is not actually evidence-based at all. Instead, they say, in practice the policy cloaks cost-cutting measures in misunderstood and poorly applied research. The result, critics argue, is that vulnerable workers are often forced back to work too soon, sometimes against doctor’s orders, into “modified” jobs that can be demeaning and potentially harmful.