The Fair Work Commission has admonished a large employer's human resources department and recommended it improve its practices, after a worker's stop-bullying application demonstrated the difficulties workers face when HR isn't actively involved in matters like injury management.
An employer's "evident and intelligible justification" for performance managing a worker has sunk his claim that his team leader bullied him and harmed his health and wellbeing by undermining his achievements.
An employer has been ordered to reinstate and compensate a worker it sacked for breaching a critical safety procedure, after a commission found he worked in accordance with recent refresher training where two managers failed to pull him up on an incomplete response.
A former Qantas employee allegedly suffered severe psychiatric injuries from being harassed and discriminated against at work for 13 years, and is seeking a total of more than $2 million in damages from the airline and a law firm, according to court documents obtained, through a Federal Court ruling, by OHS Alert publisher Specialist News.
A WHS defendant's bid to cross-examine an employee of a co-accused company, at a coronial inquest, was not barred by laws prohibiting interference with the administration of criminal justice, the High Court has ruled in a high-profile case involving the hypothermia death of an Antarctic pilot.
An adverse action claim lodged by a worker - who was sacked after seeking stop-bullying orders, and before claiming workers' compensation - isn't barred by Federal provisions prohibiting double-dipping, a judge has ruled.
An employer has been ordered to reinstate an injured worker, pending the outcome of his disability discrimination claim, so he can maintain a connection to employment and access JobKeeper payments during the COVID-19 pandemic.
A major employer has been given the green light to remove an enclosed "safe space" from its workplace, despite workers claiming they rely on it to retreat from abusive customers and threats from members of the public.
A union will be forced to pay an employer $3 million in damages if it engages in further unlawful industrial action on its projects, after the Federal Court found it used safety as a pretext for promoting its campaign against the employer's use of foreign workers.