Empowering bystander action can curb workplace s-xist behaviour and s-xual harassment, while trauma-informed care for those impacted is key to facilitating recovery, according to a new industry toolkit for eliminating harassment and improving health and safety.
A full Federal Court has upheld a ruling in favour of a company that was "aggrieved" by an unfair dismissal case that it was not directly involved in, but required an allegedly unsafe labour-hire worker to be reassigned to its premises.
A workplace's multiple safety failings, which preceded a new worker's death, and led to several safety prosecutions, included that an assumption was made that the worker was familiar with the site's practices because of his experience at a similar location, a new report on the incident shows.
A commission has overturned a decision to deny special terminal illness benefits to a worker with a dust disease, and criticised the decision maker for applying an arbitrary criteria for the "imminence" of death.
A worker's action in throwing a heavy object at an unlicensed plant operator was not the sole cause of the machine striking and injuring the worker, an appeals court has ruled in ordering the machine's owner to pay him damages.
A five-member Fair Work Commission bench has detailed activities that do and do not constitute consultation with the meaning of the model WHS laws, in finding BHP failed to properly consult its workers before imposing a COVID-19 vaccination mandate at one of its NSW sites.
A major employer's liability for the aggravation of a worker's back injury ceased when the work-related component of her condition resolved, a tribunal has ruled in referring to a High Court judgment, and rejecting the worker's claim that looking down at work contributed to her incapacity.