The Fair Work Commission has ordered the managing director of a company - issued three bullying-related WHS improvement notices - not to use his lawyers to communicate with a worker, in a suite of stop-bullying orders that clarify the worker's role and who can discipline her.
Employers are entitled to alter workers' flexible working arrangements to improve their performance, but one manager's hasty attempt to do so was unreasonable, a tribunal has found in an injury dispute.
Performance appraisals are formal processes to assess a worker's "overall" performance and don't include employers informally managing specific problems with their work, a tribunal has ruled in an injury dispute.
An employer's actions in transferring a worker to another state caused him to lose substantial allowances and likely caused his psychiatric injury, but the employer isn't liable for the condition, a tribunal has found.
The Fair Work Commission has expressed concern over a supermarket giant's oversight of inappropriate conduct in its stores, in an unfair dismissal case involving a worker who s-xually harassed a number of young co-workers.
A worker's frustration over his employer's PPE policy and alleged failure to prioritise safety over cost did not excuse his aggressive and intimidating conduct towards his co-workers, a commission has confirmed.
An impending psychiatric examination of a worker accused of bullying has been ordered to consider a report from a barrister engaged by his employer, which could trigger disciplinary action against the worker.
A worker whose long-running fight for compensation helped reshape the administrative action test, in favour of injured workers, is unlikely to enjoy the spoils of war, with a tribunal rejecting her claim for depression and anxiety.
Making unwelcomed changes to a worker's roster, which "tipped her over the edge", constituted management action, but she was not excluded from workers' compensation because the change was not the sole or predominant cause of her mental injury, a court has ruled.