Does the Employer/Employee Relationship Start at Pre-Employment?

You know the phrase ‘scratch my back; I’ll scratch yours’, right? If the employer/employee relationship needs to be reduced to a single phrase – then this would probably do the job well enough. An employer provides a means of an income for the employee while the employee works for the betterment of the company or business in general. That is why it of the utmost importance for both parties to treat each other with respect and only provide only the very best of treatments.

In the case of an accident, these kinds of loyalties are often tested. Accidents are prone to mean injuries that entitle the employee to benefits or allowed compensation packages so that he or she may recover from the accident. There are instances of negativity on either side, however. There have been employers who then try to prove that the employee was not a “proper” employee of the company, whilst there may be some employees who might try and take advantage of the company policy by faking an injury. The law protects those who rights need to be protected – and that is where the need for functional capacity screening sinks in.

Screening for pre-employment, ensuring that the employee is not only fit but also capable of the job, can save a lot of time and effort should the unfortunate circumstance of an accident ever occur. If such a situation should happen then corporations are bound by law to help the employee, especially if the injury was directly due to negligence of the actual employer. According to the website of the Des Moines workers’ compensation lawyers of the LaMarca Law Group, P.C., these situations or lawsuits involving workplace accidents can often even inspire business owners and employers to ensure their employees’ safety so that these instances can be better avoided altogether.

Fair treatment and camaraderie is necessary for any company to thrive and blossom. That is why a decent working relationship needs to be founded from the get go, from pre-employment and so forth.