An appeals court has upheld a $480,000 damages award, confirming that an employer breached its duty of care to a worker by failing to maintain a non-slip work surface according to the manufacturer's guidelines or periodically check its slip resistance.
An employer has unsuccessfully argued that it isn't liable for a burnt-out worker's psychological injury because it was caused by his personality traits, including a strong work ethic and high standards.
A worker who broke her leg after smoking on a workplace rooftop prior to starting a shift was on an "ordinary recess" and is entitled to compensation, because her employer required her to attend work 10 minutes early, an appeals court has ruled.
In a case showing that managers don't need to apply every disciplinary procedure to every meeting on a contentious issue, a worker has been denied compensation for injuries purportedly arising from accusations of fraud.
A worker who claimed his mental injury arose from being forced to perform unpaid overtime and having unclear finishing times had plenty of "downtime" during his shifts to complete his tasks, a commission has found.
An employer breached its duty of care to a worker attacked in its open car park at night in failing to instruct staff on what to do if they came across suspicious people on the premises, an appeals court has confirmed.
A worker who was injured slipping on a grape - in a sector not associated with produce - has been denied damages, with a court rejecting her claim that her employer negligently failed to warn her of the hazard and instruct her on how to avoid it.