NY: Bus Drivers Who Get Spat On Take Average of Two Months' Leave for Assault

NY: Bus Drivers Who Get Spat On Take Average of Two Months' Leave for Assault

NEW YORK, NY - The New York Daily News reports that city bus drivers who were spat on by riders last year took an average of two months paid time off. Transit workers are entitled to a paid break after an "assault" such as spitting.

(Publisher's Note: Click here to read an interesting case in California where a bus driver, who was spat upon by a passenger, ended up in an altercation with that passenger and was allowed workers' compensation benefits since he was not deemed the "initial physical aggressor".)