A worker breached his employer's bullying and harassment policy by creating and sharing a Hitler video parodying the company's protracted negotiations, a commission has found. Meanwhile, a court has blocked a morbidly obese worker from making a further 15 claims against an employer, and found he "needlessly" compared its conduct with Nazi guards.
A union and two organisers attempted to pressure an employer to continue providing work to an injured delegate by making "bogus" safety complaints about manual handling training and rescue kits at three sites, a court has found.
An employer could have avoided an adverse action complaint from an injured worker, who claimed his role was given to another worker, by being more clear and direct that the latter was only covering for him on a temporary basis, a court has found.
The Federal Court has refused to restrain an employer from sacking an elected health and safety representative until his adverse action claim is resolved, after finding an injunction could undermine the employer's right to enforce its safety protocols.
In an undecided case highlighting the risk of conflict between company functions, a workers' comp manager has claimed her employer took adverse action against her for making complaints about its national health and safety manager.