A worker who developed a debilitating lung condition five months after being exposed to the Hazelwood Mine fire, has been awarded medical expenses and weekly payments because of the short period of time between his exposure and the onset of his condition.
A worker's actions in "counselling" and psychologically injuring a colleague cannot be considered reasonable action "taken by an employer" unless the worker's role involves managing and disciplining the colleague, a tribunal has ruled.
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One of Australia's largest employers negligently failed to implement a simple system for keeping a floor free from slippery substances, or act on a worker's complaints about the issue, a superior court has ruled.
A tribunal full bench has rejected a major employer's claim that it wasn't required to consider a worker's personal circumstances, which made her more susceptible to injury, when undertaking "reasonable" administrative action against her.
A union and two organisers attempted to pressure an employer to continue providing work to an injured delegate by making "bogus" safety complaints about manual handling training and rescue kits at three sites, a court has found.
In a judgment highlighting the dangers of sedentary work, a commission has found that being desk-bound with a "slow" computer for seven hours a day substantially contributed to a worker's deep vein thrombosis.