A worker who was fatally attacked by her de facto partner while she was "on call" at home was killed in the course of her employment, a commission president has found in upholding a death benefits award.
An employer has been ordered to pay an injured worker $1.4 million in damages, after a court found it was vicariously liable for the acts of an aggressive and physically abusive manager who believed he was appointed to "kick" subordinates "in the head" after an industry downturn.
Workers with injuries caused by workplace violence are at high risk of psychological distress and need different forms of workplace support than workers injured in other ways, a Canadian study of Australian incidents has found.
Two duty holders were entitled to assume a worker instructed to stay away from intruders and contact police in emergencies would not pursue an armed man and put himself in danger, a court has found in denying the worker damages for post-traumatic stress disorder.
A commission full bench has quashed a ruling that a worker's dismissal, after a spate of inappropriate and aggressive altercations with his supervisors and co-workers, was harsh because the employer knew he had mental health issues.