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.
The Fair Work Commission has dismissed a worker's stop-bullying application, finding her co-worker's rude and "aggressive" emails should be viewed through a "prism of banter" from when their working relationship was amicable.
The Fair Work Commission has upheld the sacking of a worker who punched a supervisor in the face at a Christmas party, after rejecting his argument that he was unaware the event was a work function and hence his conduct was not connected to his employment.
A major employer has been cleared of coercing a worker not to make a workers' comp claim, but fined over an HSE manager's unprofessional actions in dealing with the worker's complaints against her injury management coordinator.
The Federal Court has refused to restrain the operation of a new WHS rule requiring workers to undergo face to face rather than online induction training, which was introduced with the aim of improving workplace safety and cracking down on fraud.
A union has been permitted to pursue a Fair Work Commission determination that an employer's plan to replace a workers' "retreat" with an open workstation breached the WHS Act and an enterprise agreement.
A commission has upheld the dismissal of a worker sacked for failing to report a microsleep incident and preserve the scene, who argued he was not required to do so because he didn't believe any injury or damage occurred.