Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Teacher Compensation Claims

A range of assaults, accident at work, injuries and discrimination have lead to a large number of teachers pursuing compensation claims, with one of the largest teaching unions securing £12.6 million for its members.

There were some high settlements for some serious incidents including being punched by a parent, slipping due to building work taking place, being hit on the head with a bus door and being so intimidated by an aggressive parent that one teacher then left her teaching job after 32 years. As you can tell these are serious compensation claims because of personal injury and any money reward is a small significance compared to the emotional and physical damage that has been done in some cases.

The reason this has been in the news is because there is an ongoing protest against the government’s plans to change teachers' pensions which would mean the retirement age raising and a 50% increase in contributions.

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