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Judge Says Injured Westchester County Corrections Officers Should Get Paid

Being a Westchester County Corrections Officer can be a thankless and dangerous job. A recent State Supreme Court ruling by Juste Jeffrey A. Cohen found that the County of Westchester cannot force an injured Corrections Officer deduct pay or accured time if they were injured in the line of duty and are disputing a county doctors medical determination.

Many times, an injured corrections officer cannot return to work yet the county's  medical examiner says they can. The injured officer can challenge this, but it takes time to receive an "independent" exam, and during that time is when the County forced the injured workers to use vacation and accruals. Something the Union (Westchester County Correction Officers Benevolent Association) says is contrary to its union contract and the law.