A worker who was accused of misusing confidential information and had her security pass and work phone confiscated in a meeting with her supervisor, is entitled to compensation for a stress injury, a court has confirmed.
A tribunal has affirmed that dissatisfaction with employer-provided rehabilitation programs does not excuse the failure of injured workers to comply with them, in denying a "resistant" worker a new program with her preferred hours.
Two duty holders were entitled to assume a worker instructed to stay away from intruders and contact police in emergencies would not pursue an armed man and put himself in danger, a court has found in denying the worker damages for post-traumatic stress disorder.
An employer has been found not liable for injuries sustained by a worker who fell at a work function and hit his head, with a tribunal ruling his injury was of a type specifically excluded by workers' comp laws. However, the worker is appealing.
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.
A superior court has agreed to reconsider three cases that could force employers to review their liability for injuries, including one involving the negligent acts of doctors, and another pertaining to a journey claim.