A worker sacked after a third-party psychological assessment found him unsuitable for his role has been granted access to his testing data and psychologists' notes, in the second of two similar cases in a matter of months.
The employer of two supervisors who were convicted for recklessly attacking an apprentice, has been convicted and fined for failing to address bullying and harassment in its otherwise extensive WHS policies.
A PCBU charged over a fatality has been acquitted, with a court finding it had successfully eliminated the relevant risks through administrative controls for "many years", and could not have foreseen that the killed worker would operate mobile plant in a hazardous no-go area.
The Fair Work Commission has refused to reopen a worker's anti-bullying application, despite a WHS regulator issuing improvement notices to her employer and advising the parties to seek clarity from the FWC to avoid further conflict.
A principal contractor and a subcontractor have been fined a total of nearly $300,000 after a worker was seriously injured, with a court ruling the former wasn't entitled to rely on the latter to implement agreed safety measures.
An employer has been fined $650,000 after a worker died in a 12-metre fall from a platform that was completely unsuitable for purpose, making the fall almost inevitable. Meanwhile, a head contractor has entered a $175,000 safety undertaking after a worker was impaled on an obviously hazardous bar.
A supervisor directed a subcontractor to perform a task that resulted in the contractor breaching its own safe work method statement and seriously injured a worker, a judge has found. He ordered the supervisor's company to pay $145,000 in fines and costs over a risk it later eliminated with a $792 investment.