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Full Court quashes "draconian" rulings on work-related mental illness and bullying

Workplace safety, Jurisdiction, Legislation, regulation and caselaw, Issue/challenge/risk
A worker who claims he was bullied "on a shocking scale" has been allowed to pursue his adverse action case against his former employer (whose response to bullying incidents was slammed by a WHS regulator), with a full Federal Court setting aside a judge's "extraordinary" decision to dismiss the matter because of the worker's mental illness.








$100k fines for worker-permit breaches apply within hours

Workplace safety, Jurisdiction, Issue/challenge/risk
Employers that issue "worker permits" to employees capable of working from home, or without implementing a COVID Safe Plan, could be fined $100,000 under pandemic restrictions commencing in Victoria tonight. Meanwhile, NSW has established a permit system for workers entering the State from Victoria, and Queensland has closed its border to NSW, with exemptions for essential workers.


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