Disabled or Faking It (Documentary)
In early 2013, the BBC’s Panorama investigated the British government’s initiative to end what is known there as the “sick note culture.” The government is paying millions of dollars to private companies to administer assessment tests to sick and disabled claimants in an effort to get them off publicly funded disability benefits and back to work. The documentary seeks to find out if the system is working or going too far. It raises interesting questions for disability management professionals regarding disability benefits and return to work practices. What do you think?