An obese worker assessed as being a fall-risk has been granted leave to pursue discrimination claims against her former employer, including for its purported failure to provide reasonable work adjustments to accommodate her condition.
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.
Employment relationships should always be characterised, by judges, in a way that avoids or minimises the risk of WHS or workers' comp violations, the Fair Work Commission has ruled in a landmark gig economy case involving a Foodora rider.
A worker who took "ornamental" duelling pistols and explosives to work to show his colleagues was rightly dismissed, irrespective of whether the weapons were inert or perceived by others as safe, a commission has found.
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.
A worker's claim that a truck driver tried to run him over implied that she tried to murder him, which meant their employer should have sought much stronger evidence than that supplied by the worker and his "mates" before sacking the driver, a commission has found.
A Fair Work Commission full bench has upheld the dismissal of an elected health and safety rep, whose mistreatment of contractors preceded a suicide attempt. Meanwhile, a Qantas worker has reiterated his claim that he inadvertently consumed more than a dozen standard alcoholic drinks on the night before a shift.