In an injury dispute examining workplace privacy laws, an industrial court has found that an employer didn't breach those laws when its insurance company covertly filmed a worker at work without giving him notice.
An employer did not have a common law duty to warn a well-trained worker of all the circumstances in which a work method could not be used, an appeals court has found in dismissing the injured man's damages claim.
A young worker has been awarded more than $500,000 in damages after her employer negligently caused her to sustain an injury that did not prevent her from "engaging in a superficially normal life", but impeded her studies and narrowed her employment options.
The fact that a major employer was one of several PCBUs at a hazardous site did not make it responsible for the performance of all the duties set out in the WHS Regulation for that site, a superior court has ruled in rejecting a worker's damages claim.
A reasonable person in a major employer's position would have foreseen that workers would adopt timesaving and dangerous methods of performing a repetitive task, an appeals court has ruled in upholding a $1 million damages award.
An employer didn't breach its duty of care to a worker, in failing to instruct her on how to safely use a stepladder, because using the ladder was a "relatively straightforward" task, a court has found.