Employers have a high degree of responsibility to prevent foreseeable risks arising from criminal conduct by third parties, a court has highlighted in awarding nearly $300,000 in damages to a worker who developed psychological injuries after an attempted robbery.
A worker's psych injury from arguing with his supervisor outside the workplace on his day off was work-related, because it was a culmination of a number of hostile interactions between them in the workplace, a commission has found.
A worker suffered a psychological injury after he was assured an upcoming meeting involved a "relatively straight forward matter", before fresh allegations of corruption were levelled against him, a commission has found.
A worker who worked for a company for just seven years has been awarded nearly $9,000 in long service leave entitlements because he resigned due to stress and anxiety. A commission rejected the company's claim that he feigned his condition.
A worker's psychiatric injury from being s-xually harassed by a colleague at a social club Christmas party was work-related, because the employer allowed other workers to cover for them so they could attend the function, a commission has found.