Kalhoun, you’re in Illinois?
In case your husband’s supervisor is reluctant to seek legal advice, read this.
“The Commission held that claimant, who was injured while playing in a student/faculty basketball game, was entitled to benefits, where evidence indicated that the event was promoted by the school, that the school benefited from the game, which took place during school hours on the premises, and that participation in such games was taken into consideration during faculty performance reviews.”
Not the same situation*, maybe not even close, and IANAL and I’m not at all interested in a bar fight, but it seems like it’s worth looking into. And while he’s at it, he can ask the attorney about whether it’s legal in Illinois to fire an employee who files a work comp claim. (I’d sure like to see a non-Wiki cite for that.)
*Reading this stuff was an eye-opener. Seems like Illinois bends over backwards in favor of injured claimants.