A commission has upheld an employer's bid for orders for a psychologically injured worker to undergo a psychiatric assessment, in the lead up to its appeal against a finding that her injury was caused by verbal abuse from her supervisor.
A judge has confirmed that an injury sustained by a worker, when she briefly ceased performing her duties to participate in a recreational activity, didn't arise from her employment, but stressed it was unnecessary and probably incorrect to apply the High Court "interval" test to the five-second activity.
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.