An employer has unsuccessfully claimed a worker's robbery-related psych injury has resolved and surveillance footage of him participating in creative endeavours shows he is malingering. Such footage "cannot capture the [worker's] psychological state", a tribunal stressed.
A full Federal Court has upheld two decisions denying compensation to a worker who was injured at the end of an eight-hour dinner-and-drinks session with a colleague on a work trip, but suggested it was a "borderline" case that could have gone the worker's way at first instance.
A tribunal has rejected a worker's claim that rehabilitation treatments she was provided for a work injury aggravated her previously asymptomatic carpal tunnel syndrome and as a result, made it a work-related condition.
A worker did not bear the onus of proving her work caused her pain condition, but still needed to provide enough evidence to articulate a case for her claim to proceed on, a tribunal has highlighted in rejecting her claim for a mouse-related injury.
A manager and an HR adviser unreasonably rejected a worker's request to delay a meeting on his performance so he could have his preferred support person with him, a tribunal has ruled in finding his employer liable for his psych injury.
A tribunal has rejected claims that a worker, whose mental illness was aggravated by a return-to-work process, was not injured "in the course of employment" because he had not commenced any actual work.