An appeals court has upheld a $480,000 damages award, confirming that an employer breached its duty of care to a worker by failing to maintain a non-slip work surface according to the manufacturer's guidelines or periodically check its slip resistance.
An employer has unsuccessfully argued that it isn't liable for a burnt-out worker's psychological injury because it was caused by his personality traits, including a strong work ethic and high standards.
A worker who broke her leg after smoking on a workplace rooftop prior to starting a shift was on an "ordinary recess" and is entitled to compensation, because her employer required her to attend work 10 minutes early, an appeals court has ruled.
In a case showing that managers don't need to apply every disciplinary procedure to every meeting on a contentious issue, a worker has been denied compensation for injuries purportedly arising from accusations of fraud.
A worker who claimed his mental injury arose from being forced to perform unpaid overtime and having unclear finishing times had plenty of "downtime" during his shifts to complete his tasks, a commission has found.