EMPLOYEES INJURED DURING AN EPISODE OF VIOLENCE Policy Code: 7640
Any employee who has suffered a medical injury while acting within the course and scope of employment must report the episode in writing as soon as possible to his/her immediate supervisor. The employee will also make such supplemental written reports as needed.
Whenever an employee is temporarily absent from school and temporarily unable to perform his/her duties as a result of a medical injury received during an episode of violence and while acting in the scope and course of employment, the employee will be paid full salary less the amount of any workers’ compensation payments or award made for temporary disability, as provided in G.S. 115C-338. This payment will be made for the period that the employee is not able to perform his/her duties as a result of the injury, but no longer than 12 months following the date the injury was incurred.
An episode of violence includes an act of violence directed at any school building or facility or to any employee or student. An act of violence is defined as the exertion of physical force with the intent to injure, damage or abuse. It does not include accidental or unintentional conduct.
To determine the length of time during which an employee is temporarily unable to perform duties and in determining that a disability is attributable to the specific injury involved, the board will have the right to have an employee examined by a physician of its own designation. In the event that there is an adjudication of the period of temporary disability in the appropriate workers’ compensation proceeding, the board may adopt such adjudication.
Legal Reference: G.S. 115C-338; 16 N.C.A.C. 6C.0404(8)
Adopted: May 19, 1997
Revised: July 9, 2007