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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.


Workplace COVID-19 crisis forces paid-leave turnaround

Workers' compensation, Workplace safety, Jurisdiction, Legislation, regulation and caselaw, Issue/challenge/risk
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.








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