A worker who worked for a company for just seven years has been awarded nearly $9,000 in long service leave entitlements because he resigned due to stress and anxiety, a commission has ruled in rejecting the company's claim that he feigned his condition.
A magistrate "impermissibly reasoned backward", and misapplied the reasonable practicability test, when she found an employer guilty of amputation-related safety breaches and fined it nearly $200,000, a superior court has found.
Employers that don't fully understand the circumstances in which they can terminate workers for safety breaches can face serious ramifications, but ensuring workers are properly trained is one of many steps they can take to ensure a decision stands up to scrutiny, a leading safety lawyer says.
There was a "real and substantial connection" between a worker's employment and her car crash injuries because she was travelling to a doctor for work-related purposes when the incident occurred, a commission has found.
An injured worker should have been credited with 120 hours of personal or carer's leave while he was on unpaid leave that culminated in his dismissal, the Fair Work Commission has ruled in rejecting his former employer's "hotel mini-bar" analogy.
The first multi-jurisdictional study of injured Australian workers' claims experiences has found that a negative or neutral experience can have as much impact as poor health on return-to-work outcomes.
In this major report, OHS Alert outlines all the important work health and safety and workers' comp legislative changes made in the second quarter of 2019. We also revisit the most significant court and tribunal rulings and other developments in each jurisdiction.