Indiscriminately taking tasks away from workers struggling with stress can make their conditions worse, according to a clinical psychologist who warns that misconceptions around employee burnout can have dire consequences.
A worker applying for anti-bullying orders, and for the Fair Work Commission to report her employer to a WHS regulator, has failed to demonstrate she was subjected to repeated unreasonable behaviour in the workplace.
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 commission full bench has quashed a ruling that a worker's dismissal, after a spate of inappropriate and aggressive altercations with his supervisors and co-workers, was harsh because the employer knew he had mental health issues.
An employer's actions in refusing a worker with a mental illness accommodations to return to work during a busy period were "realistic" and did not amount to discrimination against her impairments, a commission has ruled.