Insist on “suitable” employment.

The rules require that the job must be suitable for the employee.  I’ve seen many times where the vocational rehabilitation counselor would instruct the worker to go to the want ads and apply for every job in the want ads.  Other times, they would get a list of potential jobs from the Virginia Employment Commission and ask the employee to spend his time and money to travel around this 30 mile radius seeking jobs without any prior determination as to whether the jobs were suitable for the worker.  Insist on “suitable” employment.


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