A superior court has found a major employer harassed a female employee for suffering a gynaecological disability requiring extended absences, but stressed that employers aren't obliged to grant unpaid sick leave to such workers. Meanwhile, a s-xually-harassed apprentice has been awarded $30,000 in compensation.
In an unusual case, an appeals court has rejected an employer's claim that damages awarded to an employee, who was injured while visiting her workplace on her day off, should have been restricted by workers' compensation laws.
The "minor penalty" imposed on the importer of notoriously unsafe Infinity-branded electrical cables will do little to deter the supply of non-conforming products endangering workers and members of the public, the Ai Group has warned.
A worker sacked for abusing his supervisors and riding his bicycle recklessly in the workplace has been reinstated, after a commission found his misconduct was precipitated by his employer's inconsistent management of him.
An employer has been convicted and fined a record $1 million for WHS offences in NSW, after its director knowingly let a subcontractor work near live high-voltage powerlines to avoid delaying a construction project.