A worker suffered a mental injury from being bullied and called racist names at work, but his condition ceased to be employment-related when his work-aggravated drug abuse syndrome became his "predominant problem", a tribunal has found.
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.
One of the first workers to seek orders under Queensland's new anti-bullying jurisdiction has lost her appeal against a finding that she was not bullied at work, and wouldn't be in the foreseeable future.
A worker's psych injury from arguing with his supervisor outside the workplace on his day off was work-related, because it was a culmination of a number of hostile interactions between them in the workplace, a commission has found.
Workers who were bullied in a previous workplace or earlier in their lives are at risk of becoming bullies themselves, according to study of nearly 1,000 workers who admit to engaging bullying behaviours, which offers tips on breaking the "cycle of violence".
The employer of two supervisors who were convicted for recklessly attacking an apprentice, has been convicted and fined for failing to address bullying and harassment in its otherwise extensive WHS policies.
The Fair Work Commission has refused to reopen a worker's anti-bullying application, despite a WHS regulator issuing improvement notices to her employer and advising the parties to seek clarity from the FWC to avoid further conflict.
Workplace bullying and harassment is the number one cause of psychological injury claims and employers should consider which "carrots" and "sticks" in their policies are influencing behaviour, according to an icare senior manager.
The Fair Work Commission has dismissed a worker's stop-bullying application, finding her co-worker's rude and "aggressive" emails should be viewed through a "prism of banter" from when their working relationship was amicable.