A commission has rejected a worker's claim that his employer forced him to resign by refusing to buy him a desk when it directed him to work from home during the pandemic, or that its actions were in breach of its safety duties.
A senior worksite manager allowed his preconceptions of a union to "colour his attitude" when he breached the Fair Work Act, and showed disregard for WHS laws, by ripping up entry notices and telling officials they couldn't investigate serious safety issues until after a site meeting, the Federal Court has found.
The Fair Work Commission has advised an employer and a union to adopt a "new cooperative approach" to workplace safety concerns during the COVID-19 pandemic, after the former sought orders curtailing the union's entry rights in light of current health restrictions.
The Fair Work Commission has denied anti-bullying orders to a worker claiming her supervisor unfairly assessed her performance and denied her work, causing her psych injury. The FWC found the worker "pushed back and resisted complying" with the supervisor's reasonable requests.
A company director who falsely claimed a health and safety representative was a poor performer and sacked him, after the HSR complained to a safety regulator, denied other employees the important protections provided by the elected role, the Federal Court has found.
An employer was not entitled to deduct pay and issue warnings to workers who refused to work after a regulatory safety inspection identified a string of issues, and should partly reimburse the wages of those it stood down after receiving work-stopping prohibition notices, a commission has found.