A union official recently accused of hindering a WHS inspector in Queensland has been charged with doing the same thing in another jurisdiction, while two of his colleagues have been charged with misleadingly telling workers they were entitled, by WHS laws, to leave an "unsafe" site on full pay.
An OHS coordinator has been ordered to pay his former employer $35,000 in legal costs, after a court found he was dismissed for divulging confidential workers' comp data and not, as he claimed, for exercising his workplace right to complain of bullying.
An employer has been ordered to pay a psychologically ill worker $160,000, after a court found its decision to dismiss him over "concerns about [his] capacity to return to work" was the same as dismissing him because of his mental disability.
A court has rejected a worker's claim that his employer took adverse action against him by sacking him after he took sick leave, after the employer was able to demonstrate his illness "played no part" in the dismissal.
An occupational health and safety officer was sacked for pressuring colleagues to support her harassment complaint, and not for making the complaint, a court has found in rejecting her adverse action claim.
A Gorgon LNG project worker has lost his compensation and reinstatement bid, after a court found his complaints about bullying and racism played no part in his employer's decision to make him redundant.
Woolworths Ltd has an arguable case against a recent finding that a worker's ignorance of the stop-bullying jurisdiction justified her very late unfair dismissal claim, a commission has found. Meanwhile, a court has found an employer took adverse action against a pregnant worker by making her redundant two days before she went on maternity leave.