A manager did not act unreasonably in accusing a worker of "stealing time" from his employer and "ambushing" him with performance concerns in a meeting, causing the worker to develop depression and anxiety, a commission has found.
A worker who developed PTSD and other incapacitating psychological injuries from being attacked by a co-worker, and forced to encounter him at work for the next four years, has been granted permission to pursue damages from his employer.
A worker who was glassed defending his colleagues from assailants at a restaurant on an interstate work trip was not injured in the course of his employment, a commission president has ruled in a case examining the High Court interval test.
An injured worker's $30,000 anti-discrimination settlement, described as "General Damages" in the deed of release, did not prevent him from pursuing workers' compensation or work injury damages, an appeals court has ruled in quashing two earlier decisions in favour of a major employer.
A "significant deterioration" in the COVID-19 situation in Victoria and NSW, and the elevated risk of workplace exposure to the virus, have driven a Fair Work Commission full bench's decision to include paid pandemic leave in three modern awards. Meanwhile, a union and an on-demand company have reached an agreement on pandemic protections for workers.
A full Federal Court has blasted a company director's claims that his s-xual pursuit of a worker was "honourable", finding his purportedly romantic actions were not distinguishable from the "tawdry" and traumatising acts of harassment he subjected her to.
An employer has been found liable for a worker's permanent impairment resulting from his fall at home and leg amputation, with a commission identifying a causal link to his work-related shoulder injury.