The Federal Court has refused to restrain the operation of a new WHS rule requiring workers to undergo face to face rather than online induction training, which was introduced with the aim of improving workplace safety and cracking down on fraud.
A union has been permitted to pursue a Fair Work Commission determination that an employer's plan to replace a workers' "retreat" with an open workstation breached the WHS Act and an enterprise agreement.
A commission has upheld the dismissal of a worker sacked for failing to report a microsleep incident and preserve the scene, who argued he was not required to do so because he didn't believe any injury or damage occurred.
The Fair Work Commission has commended an employer's injury-management efforts, in the lead up to the dismissal of a worker with physical and mental injuries, who claimed she was "written off" due to her mental illness.
The Fair Work Commission has issued orders prohibiting the parties to a stop-bullying application from yelling at each other or discussing the merits of the case in the workplace or elsewhere, after hearing the alleged bully persistently tried to engage with the applicant on the matter.
Two workers who bullied new employees made it "very difficult" for them to gain experience and posed a risk to their safety and welfare, but their employer should not have sought to force the bullies to resign by ignoring their text messages, a commission has found.
A worker breached his employer's bullying and harassment policy by creating and sharing a Hitler video parodying the company's protracted negotiations, a commission has found. Meanwhile, a court has blocked a morbidly obese worker from making a further 15 claims against an employer, and found he "needlessly" compared its conduct with Nazi guards.
A Sydney Trains worker was not shown which areas of a worksite were protected from passing traffic before he was fatally struck by a train, a court has found in convicting and fining his employer for two breaches of a national safety law.