A worker who was accused of misusing confidential information and had her security pass and work phone confiscated in a meeting with her supervisor, is entitled to compensation for a stress injury, a court has confirmed.
A mental health organisation is urging employers to create opportunities for workers to socialise, with a quarter of Australian workers reporting they aren't connecting with their colleagues to the detriment of their workplace's psychological safety.
Canadian work health experts have joined the growing list of researchers warning that prescribing opioids for work-related injuries can lead to serious harm and protracted claims, and should be avoided.
Indiscriminately taking tasks away from workers struggling with stress can make their conditions worse, according to a clinical psychologist who warns that misconceptions around employee burnout can have dire consequences.
A worker applying for anti-bullying orders, and for the Fair Work Commission to report her employer to a WHS regulator, has failed to demonstrate she was subjected to repeated unreasonable behaviour in the workplace.
A major report, prompted by a public health emergency declared by US President Donald Trump, has found a high proportion of injured workers are prescribed opioids, often unnecessarily, exposing them to the risk of addiction within days of use and driving up employers' workers' comp costs.