Q: Can my friend get out of a work exchange contract due to injury?
My employer created a flying trapeze teacher training program that I am in charge of. All students have the choice to pay a fee or exchange work hours. A friend of mine is part of the program and was injured (due to my boss's negligence). My boss is now trying to force My friend to go back to that training exercise when they are not fully healed. My friend has had to pay for physical therapy out of her own pocket, and could possibly do more damage to herself and is afraid for their safety. Can they legally terminate their contract with out having to pay the charges?
A: Your friend needs to consult with an employment law attorney as the terms of her contract will govern.
This is not a question I can answer without reviewing the contract. Consult with a lawyer in her area.
Alberto Naranjo Jr. agrees with this answer
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