As a worker for the state of Connecticut, you have certain rights. These include the right to work in a safe environment. You have the right to be paid fairly and accurately for the work you do. You also have the right to not be expected to do any kind of work that is beyond your present physical ability to perform.
Workers can be placed on less arduous duty
According to the rules and regulations laid down by workers’ comp laws, you have the right to be placed on less arduous duty. This may occur when you have become either physically or mentally incapable of doing the duties that your position demands. This may be due to your advanced age, injury, disability, or other related causes.
The change in status will be made on an official basis after it has been determined that these conditions apply. Once this occurs, it will be recommended to the Commissioner of Administrative Services that you be transferred to less arduous duties. You may also be separated from state service in good standing.
Less arduous duty applies to all CT state workers
The need for a less arduous duty reclassification is not the only time that CT state workers are entitled to workers’ comp benefits. It should also be noted that the statute itself is not limited to workers’ compensation. The essential point of less arduous duty is to protect state workers who need this special attention.
The classification can thus be applied to state employees who have suffered from illnesses or injuries that are being covered by workers’ comp. Because of their condition, these workers are permanently disbarred from returning to regular duty at their job. The concept of less arduous duty itself is one that applies only to CT state workers.