A tribunal has rejected a worker's claim that he developed a back injury from prolonged workplace sitting. The worker contended his case was supported by his employer's safety documents on sedentary risks, and a failure to provide him with an adjustable desk in a timely manner.
An employer has been found liable for the debilitating complications of a worker's parasitic disease, which he contracted while deployed to a remote area without any training, personal protective equipment or health checks.
A full Federal Court has thrown out a psychological injury claim from a former Australian Federal Police detective, made some 20 years after he was allegedly injured by being surveilled after investigating a high-profile murder linked to the mafia.
A worker's typing duties caused him to develop a chronic pain condition, a tribunal has ruled, despite claims that he did not meet the criteria for such a diagnosis, and the dearth of medical literature linking the condition to his area of work.
In a case highlighting the potential financial ramifications of workplace harassment and safety incidents, the Federal Court has rejected a bid to recover nearly $700,000 in incapacity payments and medical expenses from an injured worker, who was paid $1.25 million to settle her s-xual harassment and discrimination claims.
A major government employer has been found liable for a worker's psychological injury, after its "messenger" wrongly told him he had been suspended. It was deemed not liable for the man's tinnitus, purportedly caused by the noise of workplace air conditioners.
A bank executive with psychological injuries has unsuccessfully claimed: his manager unreasonably conducted unannounced "skip level" meetings to discuss his management style with his staff; and he was treated poorly after being accused of calling a second manager a "hag" at a work trivia night.
In a long-running case, a tribunal has rejected claims that a worker's fall injuries did not arise from his employment because they occurred in a publicly accessible area of his work building, prior to the start of a shift.
A major government employer has been found not liable for a worker's psychological injuries linked to a customer-aggression emergency, based on her "wilful and false representation" that she had not suffered a similar condition before.