A court has upheld a decision quashing a PCBU's category 2 WHS charges, after hearing a worker's actions in crossing a painted line and entering an exclusion zone in the moments before his death were irrational and contrary to explicit, repeated instructions.
An importer and its director have been fined $1.2 million for multiple category 2 safety breaches, after they failed to ensure their products complied with Australian Standards, and a woman was electrocuted.
An appeals court has rejected an injured worker's renewed bid for damages and her claim that her employer should have implemented a supervisory and inspection regime to prevent her slipping on a grape.
An employer's actions in refusing a worker with a mental illness accommodations to return to work during a busy period were "realistic" and did not amount to discrimination against her impairments, a commission has ruled.
In a landmark judgment, and the first of its kind, a Fair Work Commission full bench has found a worker was unfairly sacked for refusing to use new sign-on fingerprint scanners, but rejected the man's claim there was no evidence the technology improved safety.