For an absence from work to count as an "authorised recess", there must be an expectation by the employer that the worker will return to work, a court has found in a case involving a worker who was injured driving to his doctor.
A superior court has ruled out a worker's difficult and demanding role and ongoing issues with a supervisor's management style as causes of her debilitating psychological injury, but upheld her appeal against an assault finding.
A worker who claims she was severely psychologically impaired by being bullied and harassed after making a statement to a taskforce investigating s-xist behaviour in her workplace, has been allowed to sue her former employer for damages.
A worker who claimed she was bullied and abused at work for a decade has been granted permission to sue her former employer over her mental injuries, more than three years after the limitation period ended.
The injuries sustained by a worker when he fell at a public pool, after receiving medical advice to swim to relieve a work-related back condition, did not arise in the course of his employment, a court has ruled in a novel case.
A worker who developed a debilitating lung condition five months after being exposed to the Hazelwood Mine fire, has been awarded medical expenses and weekly payments because of the short period of time between his exposure and the onset of his condition.
A superior court has quashed a finding that a worker's psychiatric injury from being harassed by a supervisor at a train station isn't work-related because it occurred outside the workplace and after hours.