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.
A commission has stood behind its decision to stand over rather than extinguish a worker's stop-bullying application, after hearing he perceived being excluded from his workplace and otherwise bullied while working remotely for the coronavirus pandemic.
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.
Three employers, including a repeat offender, have been convicted and fined a total of $245,000, after a worker was killed on a public street, and other workers were seriously injured by an unguarded machine and an act of violence.
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.
A PCBU that failed to complete checklists required by a safe work method statement has been handed a low-range category-2 WHS fine, after mobile equipment tipped over on an incident-strewn infrastructure project that attracted unprecedented government scrutiny.