The Fair Work Commission has ordered the managing director of a company - issued three bullying-related WHS improvement notices - not to use his lawyers to communicate with a worker, in a suite of stop-bullying orders that clarify the worker's role and who can discipline her.
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A worker has failed to convince a tribunal full bench that his doctors' gross failures didn't break the chain of causation between his work injury and subsequent incapacity because there was a distinction between the omission and commission of negligent medical treatment.
A worker with a long-term injury has won her bid for contract work, which her employer stopped assigning her after 13 years, through workers' comp provisions requiring employers to provide incapacitated workers with suitable employment.
A worker was playing cricket when he was injured to help him transition safely between shift schedules, and did so in the course of his employment regardless of whether he was required to "manage" his time off, a tribunal full bench has confirmed.
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A recent decision involving one state's largest employer has underscored principles limiting an employer's statutory obligations to provide suitable employment to workers with compensable injuries, lawyers say.